Come explore what’s underneath the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with your tween (10-14 years old). Enter a small, crawly cave to learn more about the cave environment that is the Edwards Aquifer. Squeeze through a tight passage as you experience the path water follows as it travels underground. Encounter the critters that call the cave home. Helmets, lights and kneepads will be provided.
Requirements: Participation requires the ability to crawl and be in confined spaces. One adult required per family. Waiver required to be signed before participating in tour. Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants.
The "Family Cave Tour" is led by City of Austin Watershed Protection Department (WPD) staff. To learn more about WPD's youth education programs visit: www.austintexas.gov/watershed/youthed.
Date: March 1, 2014
Day: Saturday (1 meeting)
Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX, 78739, Map
Price: $12/person. Registration includes the entry fee into the Center. No refunds for any reason allowed after registration and payment have been made.
Class limit: 15 maximum
Instructor: Susan Wall
Instructor Bio: Susan Wall is a certified 1-8 grade science teacher that started her career in the classroom. Her interest in environmental science was sparked as she engaged students in water quality studies of nearby Onion Creek. She has spent the last 16 years as Conservation Program Coordinator for the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department working with classroom teachers to bring their students to the creeks and preserves around Austin. Susan completed her Masters in Education from the University of Texas. She enjoys backpacking, camping and traveling with her husband and daughter, as well as native and vegetable gardening.