CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light
Register now for a live FREE distance learning adventure on March 14, 2018. A world of wonder awaits just below the surface. Amazing animals, beautiful mirror pools, sparkling crystals, domed caverns, and twisting tunnels lie just below out feet in many areas around the world and even on other planets! Caves provide just one connection between our everyday lives and this rich underground ecosystem.
Join us and CavesLIVE for an exploration of the world beneath our feet, and find out how we are connected to these amazing underground resources. Check out this web site to:
The goal of CavesLIVE is to raise awareness and understanding of caves and karst - a resource that is seldom seen and considered mysterious - and connect it to people's everyday lives.
Caves and karst make landscapes diverse, fascinating, and rich in resources, including the largest springs and most productive groundwater on Earth. A total of 175 different minerals occur in limestone caves, a few of which have only been found in caves. Caves and karst provide a unique subsurface habitat for rare animals. Caves preserve fragile archaeological and paleontological materials for millennia. Throughout history people have used caves for many purposes: from guano mining to tourism. The potential of caves as natural laboratories may be their most significant future use.