Meadows Center to host homeschool day focused on water cycle

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
January 30, 2017

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will host a Homeschool Day on February 7 for families and groups to learn about the water cycle at Spring Lake.

Pre-registration is required for Homeschool Day. Tickets are available for $8 per person, with free admission for children 2 and under. A minimum of one adult is required per group.

“This event is perfect for smaller groups and families who cannot meet the 15-person minimum for a field trip at Spring Lake,” Instructional Programs Coordinator Sonja Mlenar said. “Our Homeschool Day is designed for families to learn together, while enjoying The Meadows Center’s exhibits and programs.”

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. The event will be held 10 a.m.-noon with hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:

  • A guided glass-bottom boat ride
  • An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
  • Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water

To register and for more information, visit or call (512) 245-7590. It is recommended that attendees dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Visitors' vehicles are required to display a permit in The Meadows Center parking lot. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth.          

About The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment    

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment was named following a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation in August 2012. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to environmental research, stewardship, education and service.