Education Station

Welcome to the Education Station! Here you can learn more about the natural treasures of the Hill Country. Explore opportunities to participate in community science projects that gather data from the sky, the weather, animals, plants, soil and water. Get to know our partners who work to connect folks with the great outdoors!

On Saturday, October 24, you can win prizes when you browse, shop, and enter the Marketplace Trivia Quiz. Winners will be announced during the Afternoon FESTIVAL program. Learn more and test your knowledge playing Marketplace Trivia here!

Partner Spotlights

Texas Stream Team at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is a statewide environmental education and volunteer-based water quality monitoring program in Texas. Through Texas Stream Team, citizen scientists are trained to collect and submit surface water and environmental quality data that can then be used to promote and protect the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways.

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Travis Audubon was founded in 1952 by visionary Central Texans who recognized the vital connection between conserving wildlife habitat and the ecological balance necessary for healthy, sustainable, and habitable communities. Travis Audubon promotes the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats through land conservation, habitat restoration and management, environmental education, and conservation advocacy.

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Texas Nature Trackers is part of the Texas Wildlife Diversity Program within Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. We engage community scientists in helping document Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) through specific projects using iNaturalist.

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The Colorado River Alliance champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement, and that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the long-term well-being of our community and our state. With programs that reach over 14,000 students and community members annually, we educate Texans young and old about the Colorado River – how it supports us and why, in turn, we must ensure its future.

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The Hays County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist™ program provides training and volunteer opportunities to individuals who wish to learn about and promote the sustainable use, conservation, and maintenance of our natural resources and who afterward are willing to continue serving as volunteers in such endeavors.

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The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to lead the state’s efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas and its citizens.

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The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is committed to conserving, protecting, recharging, and preventing waste of groundwater and preserving all aquifers in the District. The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District was created in 1987 with a directive to conserve, protect, and enhance the groundwater resources in its jurisdictional area.

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The Meadows Center’s educational programs encourage life-long learning about the environment—and people’s relationship to the environment. The multitude of activities offered at Spring Lake, including recreational opportunities, connect children and their families to nature and engage new stakeholders in water and environmental stewardship.

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With more than 8,100 square miles of service area and 23,108 miles of line, we’re dedicated to bringing you the power you need at the rates that work for you, and if you’re new to our area, welcome! As a PEC member, you are an owner of this organization, its history and its future.

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The Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District (CCGCD or District) was created for the purpose of conserving, preserving, recharging, protecting and preventing waste of groundwater from the aquifers within Kendall County.

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Our mission is to connect children with the natural world by providing an extraordinarily fun and inspiring nature-immersion camping experience.

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Soil for Water’s mission is to catch and hold more rainwater in our soils. We aim to create a critical mass of landowners who are applying regenerative agricultural practices that improve soil health and the water cycle.

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Video Resources

Texas Stream Team

Colorado River Alliance

Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District

Travis Audubon Society

Texas Master Naturalists - Hays County Chapter

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

El Ranchito

Texas Nature Trackers

Click to watch the Texas Nature Trackers video on iNaturalist Observations

Texas Water Development Board

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)

National Center for Appropriate Technology