2009 KARST FIELD STUDIES – Scarica la Brocure del Corso

June 6 – July 15, 2009
Courses at Mammoth Cave and Bowling Green , Kentucky

Hoffman Environmental Research Institute through its Center for Cave and Karst Studies and in cooperation with Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, and Western Kentucky University, offers a series of weeklong field classes focusing on cave and karst science and caving. Though some of the classes do require previous subject knowledge, others are designed for individuals who are purely interested in caves and caving.

Participants will need an adventurous spirit and good physical conditioning to get the maximum benefit from these courses. Past participants have included undergraduate and graduate students, cavers, cave guides, geologists, hydrologists, engineers, teachers and college professors, as well as individuals desiring an exciting and educational vacation experience. All participants must be high school graduates and in good physical condition. This program also requires all participants to carry medical insurance coverage.

Course Format: Professors typically lecture in the mornings with cave and surface trips scheduled for the afternoons. Special talks, slide shows, and trips into the cave are often scheduled after dinner. Activities may include: 1) allday trips into Mammoth Cave, 2) surface trips into the Park and the surrounding area, and 3) laboratory and various field exercises.

Equipment: Detailed information concerning equipment will be sent in an informational letter emailed to registrants and can be found on our website: http://caveandkarst.wku.edu

Accommodations/Locations: The headquarters for courses taught at Mammoth Cave National Park is the International Center for Science and Learning at Hamilton Valley in Cave City.
Participants may choose to stay in the group bunkrooms or camp on the research center grounds. Accommodations are also available at local hotels in Cave City and Park City, Kentucky, but participants must make their own reservations.
To register, please email us at: karst.field.studies@wku.edu

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