May 2 • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
(return time approximate)
Hosted by Edwards Aquifer Authority personnel, this program will focus on hands-on opportunities for you to conduct dye-tracer tests and use geophysical logging equipment at an off-site facility.
Transportation and a box lunch will be provided.
Class time will be approximately six hours, depending on traffic.
Pictured here is a tracer test being conducted at Canyon Lake Gorge. Photo courtesy of Edwards Aquifer Authority.
PLEASE NOTE — as a participant in this hands-on event, you must:
- Complete a liability waiver prior to the trip, which will be e-mailed to you from NGWA once you’ve registered
- Wear footwear appropriate for the tour — sneakers, hiking boots, etc. — no slick-soled shoes or sandals are allowed; if you do not have on the appropriate footwear, you will not be allowed to participate in the tour and you will not receive a refund
- Dress appropriately for the trip; layers are recommended in cooler weather and you may want to wear a hat and sunscreen
- Make sure you are well hydrated before and during the tour as it gets hot in the gorge very quickly during warm, sunny days
- Bring at least one bottle of water; snacks are a good idea also, but should be carried in a backpack of some type so that your hands remain free
- Be in good shape as this is a physically demanding tour; if you have any health concerns such as bad or weak knees/ankles/hips, a heart condition, are overweight, or get easily fatigued, you may want to rethink participating in this tour
- Refrain from rock or fossil collecting as neither is allowed at the gorge
- Refrain from bringing pets as they are not allowed on the tour
- Refrain from bringing children; absolutely no one under 7-years-old will be allowed in the gorge.