Take a 3 springs tour and help us continue to educate through Barton Springs University
When you visit Barton Springs Pool, did you know that the pool is fed from an underground spring, also known as Parthenia Spring, located just west of the diving board? It is through this spring that water from Edwards Aquifer fills Barton Springs Pool.
There are other springs that flow from the Edwards Aquifer that are part of Barton Springs. Join the Save Our Springs Guides for a fascinating video tour of Parthenia, Eliza, and Zenobia Springs and discover the amazing “Barton Springs complex” right here in the heart of our city!
This video was produced by Save Our Springs as part of our online Barton Springs University Day this year. We have expanded Barton Springs University to a continual program of community education for students and interested citizens. This includes our Barton Springs 101 presentation; our very popular snorkeling and walking eco tours of Barton Springs, Barton Creek and the greenbelt; and “Spring Kids”,a camp of adventure and education at Barton Springs and Barton Creek, culminating in the 2021 Barton Springs University Day at Barton Springs Pool in September.
Barton Springs pool is more popular than ever as newcomers and tourists flock to the cool waters of the soul of our city -- expected attendance will be 1 million this year. As more and more people move to the Austin area, we are challenged to educate newcomers about the importance and vulnerability of our local home waters.
Please make a tax deductible donation to SOS today to help us continue and grow Barton Springs University. More than ever, we need to re-engage and educate longtime citizens and inspire young people to care about environmental sustainability in Central Texas.