CavesLIVE is a FREE distance learning adventure for students in grades 4 - 8 and everyone who is interested in caves and karst!
Click Here to watch "CavesLIVE: Bringing Caves and Karst to Light". This 40-minute video connects our everyday lives and this rich underground ecosystem. Learn about cave ecology, geology, hydrology, and conservation, as well as human uses of caves. This video will prepare your class for the live, interactive, question and answer program with scientists on March 14 from noon to 12:45 p.m. ET.
Participate in a live, interactive program from Luray Caverns in Virginia on Wednesday, March 14 from 12 to 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time by sending in your questions to be answered by scientists. You can submit your questions on the webcast page or on Facebook. Meet the scientists who will be answering questions.
Multiple viewing options are available. Chose the best way to watch and participate:
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.