What is an EFT?

Distance learning adventures and live, electronic field trips (EFTs) bring the excitement of learning right to you, your classroom or your non-formal learning event.  Teachers don’t need to load up buses, worry about the weather, or collect money. The experts, topic, and location are brought to you electronically via the Internet.

CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure brings the information and resources right to your classroom, nature center, visitor’s center, house, or wherever you are.  Just like an in-person field trip, students can ask questions of the experts or post comments on Facebook and Twitter during the webcast.  For teachers, the program and resources on the web site will enable you to meet science education standards.

There are several things you can do before the webcast to help you get the most from the electronic field trip and take advantage of the experts’ knowledge during the program.  Check out the resources on the web site. There are LESSON PLANS, LINKS with background information about caves and karst, and MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES.


USDA Forest Service Prince William Network Cave Research Foundation Cave Conservancy of the Virginias Cave Conservancy Foundation National Caves Association National Park Service Indiana Karst Conservancy US Geological Survey National Cave & Karst Program, United States Forest Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Društvo za raziskovanje jam Ljubljana Luray Caverns Crawford Hydrology Laboratory Under Earth Images Project Underground Natural Inquirer National Speleological Society FSNatureLIVE: Distance Learning Adventures National Cave and Karst Research Institute