Texas River School is Now Hiring!

Earn $3,000-$5,000 by leading 32 Canoeing/Kayaking trips this summer

 

Position: Trip Leader  

Available: Immediately thru October

To Apply: Email your letter of interest to anna@texasriverschool.org

 

Job Summary

The Trip Leader will be responsible for leading (and organizing) river trips for groups of 25-30 youth on Lady Bird Lake and Barton Creek. Trips are funded from a grant received from TPWD. Currently, we have funding for 32 river trips. This would be an ideal position for a college student or retired schoolteacher. Trips can also be team shared with another trip leader.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages all aspects of four river trip programs: River Sense, Discover the Source, Find and Capture, and Canoe Camping.
  • Oversees river trips from start to finish.
  • Works with the Assistant Executive Director in the planning and organizing of all trips.

 

Qualifications

  • Flexible schedule preferred
  • Enjoys working with youth
  • Excellent references

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates personal alignment with the mission of Texas River School
  • Thrives in an outdoor environment
  • Experienced paddler
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR and basic water safety a plus

 

Compensation

  • Competitive shift pay (per trip)
  • Fees for any training classes

 

Physical Demands

  • Stamina for paddling long distances, potentially in strong winds
  • Able to lift/carry canoes or kayaks

 

About Texas River School

Texas River School teaches young people to love, protect, and safely enjoy Texas waterways through hands-on educational outings that include canoeing and camping.

We practice our motto – Helping to Keep Our Kids and Rivers Healthy – by continually working toward reducing the nature deficit in area youth through our river trip programs. Incorporated into these half-day, day-long, and overnight excursions are tools we use to inspire, educate, and nurture students’ experiences and imagination, such as environmental education, camping, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering/geocaching, nature photography, open-water swimming, and much more.

Amplify Austin results for Texas River School

SOUND THE DRUMS AND RING THE BELLS!

Texas River School raised $14, 583 during Amplify Austin.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, to everyone who donated!
Thank you Amplify Austin, Rowing Dock, Texas Rowing Center, Save Barton Creek Association, Environmental Resources Management, Eloo Toilet Systems, The High Road on Dawson Charity, Colt Builders, Charlie’s Yard, GTown Lumber & Supply, Andrew Rincon (owner of CraigO’s Pizza & Pastaria in Lakeway) for the delicious food, volunteers Kathy Rowell and Alisa Michalzik, Altamesa for their great party music, and our Board for their hard work and dedication to making the event go smoothly.

If you were unable to make this year’s event, fear not, you can still make a donation. Just go to our website at www.texasriverschool.org and click on the DONATE button.

October 7 Moonlight Bat Float Cancelled

Due to the huge influx of people and cars coming in for ACL fest on October 7, parking will be a nightmare for our Moonlight Bat Float guests; therefore, we are cancelling the Moonlight Bat Float. We hope to see you all next May for our 2018 kick off float. Take care, friends!

Moonlight Bat Float – Saturday, September 9th

We’re expecting a lovely evening for the next Moonlight Bat Float on Saturday, September 9th. Same time: sign-in at 6pm, push-off at 7pm. Same place: on the docks of Texas Rowing Center. This month you’ll be paddling to the sounds of The Flyin’ A’s…you won’t want to miss this show. Tell your friends and family to join you at Texas River School’s Moonlight Bat Float for another spectacular evening of music, fun, and bats.

Seeking sharecropper/renter

Seeking sharecropper/renter to garden on a compost-rich, sandy soil, no-till, ¼-acre permaculture lot adjoining Texas River School’s River Camp. The plot has contoured beds with distribution lines for easy watering and access to water. The previous sharecropper produced garlic, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, okra, cukes, and small watermelons. This plot has been part of demonstrations for Texas River School’s sustainable living organic garden.

This is a unique opportunity for someone who would like to sharecrop or rent garden space down river on the Colorado, twenty minutes from downtown…three miles east of 183 off of MLK (Hwy 969)…9909 Lorado Drive, 78726…Please spread the word.

Interested in learning more? Contact Joe Kendall at joe@texasriverschool.org or phone 512-289-0750.

Volunteers Needed for Eeyore’s 2017

Hi Friends!

Volunteers are still needed for the Chicken Fajita booth at Eeyore’s 54th Birthday Party on Saturday, April 29th (rain date, Saturday, May 6th), one of Texas River School’s biggest FUNdraising events of the year.

Currently, we have 45 shifts that have not been covered. Click (here) to view the schedule. Our 2-4pm shift is the busiest when things get really crazy in a fun kind of way, and a great way to see our production in full-scale action.

If you’re new to our organization and/or have never volunteered with us before, this is your opportunity to come see our FUNny side. We have a blast!

Sign up today and bring a friend!

For those of you already signed up, we thank you and look forward to another successful event!

Eeyore’s Birthday Party website: http://eeyores.com
 

 

2016 MOONLIGHT BAT FLOATS A HUGE SUCCESS

Texas River School would like to thank all of our Friends of the River for helping us make our 2016 Moonlight Bat Floats a huge success. We look forward to kicking off the 2017 season next May. Have a wonderful fall and winter…and keep on paddling.

OCTOBER 15 MOONLIGHT BAT FLOAT – LAST ONE OF THE SEASON

Join us for our final Moonlight Bat Float of the 2016 season on Saturday, October 15. Check-in time will start at 6pm and push-off will be closer to 6:30pm, since the days are getting shorter. We are excited to bring back Him & Her – Michael D’Eath and Brenda Freed – as our guest musicians. As always, we will keep a close eye on the weather because October can be iffy. We will e-blast and post updates on FaceBook and our website Blog…or you can call Anna Castillo at 512-865-1450 or Joe Kendall at 512-289-0750.