The Center for Cave and Karst Studies (Western Kentucky University), in cooperation with Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning are offering a series of week-long field classes in June 2011, 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. The classes cover topics such as karst geology and geomorphology (landscapes), speleology, history of exploration in the Mammoth Cave System, karst hydrology in urban areas, and cave and karst resources management.
Most of the classes will take place in Mammoth Cave National Park, though karst hydrology will be held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Cave and Karst Resource Management will be at Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California.
Classes can be taken for academic credit (undergraduate and graduate), for continuing education credits (CEU), or as non-credit workshops.
For more information go to: http://caveandkarst.wku.edu/summerclasses.html
Lisa Haynes, Karst Field Studies Program Coordinator at 270-745-3252.