Second grade teachers and their enthusiastic students ventured out of their classroom to visit the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, formerly known as Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. Perfect weather conditions allowed students to board the glass bottom boat where all were excited to spy a nocturnal giant fresh water prawn that none of the guides had ever seen during the daylight hours, as well as many species of fish! Students also viewed some of the five thousand turtles that live in the area. Testing the water for contaminants was part of the experience, as was viewing and learning about the slow flow and high flow natural springs that feed the river. Touring Discovery Hall allowed students to view a mixture of live animals and artifacts from the river. Thanks go out to Texas State for providing this amazing place for kids and families and to the staff and parents for taking time out to experience our precious environment.