The Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center houses the Splash! into the Edwards Aquifer exhibit, rotating exhibits in the central rotunda, and partners with the Austin Nature & Science Center to offer educational programs. Our mission is to foster stewardship of Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer through education.


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Sheffield Education Center photograph collage

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Sheffield Education Center Receives BSEACD 2017 EDUCATION AWARD

At its December 14, 2017 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District selected its 2017 Groundwater Stewardship Award winners. The District presents these stewardship awards every two years to deserving individuals, organizations, companies or agencies that have invested exemplary effort towards the protection and conservation of water resources in the District.

Please see their press release for details on all of the 2017 winners.

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Banner for the Splash! Exhibit page describes the contents of the permanent Splash! into the Edwards Aquifer exhibit.

Banner for the Education page lists various opportunities for schools and groups who visit the Sheffield Education Center.

Banner for the Exhibits page includes descriptions of current temporary exhibits on display at the Sheffield Education Center.

Banner for Sheffield Education Center with map and visitor information

Photo collage explains who the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center is named after.