Join us for CavesLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure on March 14, 2018.  The webcast will:

  • Educate students and others that caves and karst features on the surface are pathways to the subsurface
  • Learn about how nutrient and energy sources move through those pathways into the subsurface, sustaining thriving communities of biota of all sizes.
  • Educate about how people have used caves to sustain/protect life, for their cultural and spiritual practices, and for science, education, and fun.
  • Understand the role of citizens, public land management agencies, and non-governmental organizations in stewarding natural resources.
  • Increase participation in and understanding of citizen science programs related to caves and karst so that students learn the importance of being a good steward.
  • Meet national education standards as they relate to Earth, Biological, and Social Sciences. 

Scientists will be available during the webcast to answer questions from students.


Luray Caverns USDA Forest Service Prince William Network Cave Research Foundation National Speleological Society Cave Conservancy of the Virginias Cave Conservancy Foundation Indiana Karst Conservancy National Cave & Karst Program, United States Forest Service National Cave and Karst Research Institute National Caves Association Natural Inquirer Project Underground Under Earth Images National Park Service FSNatureLIVE: Distance Learning Adventures Crawford Hydrology Laboratory