With the Delta Covid-19 variant still spreading widely in the Austin area, and the uncertainty of the situation on September 21st, we are postponing Barton Springs University Day, most likely until spring. We thank all of our partners, presenters, sponsors, teachers, volunteers and Austin Parks and Rec Dept. for their input and cooperation in reaching this decision. While BSU Day at Barton Springs is almost 100 percent outside, the risks simply remain too high.
We do look forward to scheduling field trips with individual classes, or groups of classes, as soon as teachers and school officials are ready for field trips to Barton Springs. We are available for in-classroom presentations of Barton Springs 101 or other focused lessons on the water, wildlife, and natural resources of Central Texas. We will also be producing video and classroom materials for a portion of the BSU Day 2021 program, including a super-fun look at the natural history and ecology of "the weirdest fish in Austin," the American river eel. Please stay tuned, and we invite middle and high school teachers and civic group leaders to contact us with any questions or with requests to schedule a field trip or in-classroom presentation. You may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank everyone who has helped make Barton Springs University Day the premier outdoor learning event for water and environmental sciences, management and policy. Please state safe, outdoors and in, and we hope to see you at Barton Springs real soon.
About Barton Springs University
Barton Springs University is a year-round series of educational events and classroom presentations, highlighted by a full day of outdoor learning and fun at Barton Springs Pool on September 17th. The Barton Springs University day is designed primarily for high school students but includes college students and the general public. It features lectures, hands on activities, an interactive community fair and training by leading academics, professionals, and policy makers on central Texas water science, public policy, history and sustainable living.
Save Barton Creek Association, City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Watershed Protection, Water Utility and Austin Resource Recovery, University of Texas’, Environmental Science Institute, Texas State University, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife