Underground is a source of interdisciplinary
instructional activities, and its staff conducts workshops and
in-service training programs. These materials and workshops are designed
for classroom teachers, cavern, park, museum, and nature center staff,
or any youth-oriented group leaders.
The purpose of Project Underground
is to create and build awareness of and responsible attitudes toward
karst, groundwater and cave resources and their management needs. The project is an
environmental education program designed to promote better understanding
of karst lands, groundwater in karst and caves. It is a supplemental program for use by
educators of kindergarten through high school age students. Participants
in Project Underground activities will gain an understanding of how the
underground environment is an important part of the total environment.
Underground activities are
in the Natural Resource Education Guide. It was designed by
educators and experts in the various disciplines of speleology. The
activities are interdisciplinary and level-correlated. The guide is
divided into subject areas with background information provided in each
Underground materials are
available through workshops held in your area. During these workshops,
you will participate in hands-on activities, learn more about caves and karst ecology, and expand your knowledge and teaching skills. You will
also meet and share ideas, information and resources with other
here for sample exercise.
Underground is based on the Training the Trainer model.
Interested educators are trained to be certified workshops facilitators.
You receive more in-depth information on caves and karst and the
community issues surrounding them.
Project Underground Poster
The National Speleological Society
6001 Pulaski Pike
Huntsville, AL 35810-1122 USA
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