Tales from Dark Places

The Explorers Club 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, United States

On April 1, 2023 the National Speleological Society (NSS) signed a MOU with The Explorers Club bringing the organizations closer together in sharing common goals of exploration, science and conservation. This year on the weekend of March 9th and 10th The Explorers Club will host at their prestigious headquarters in Manhattan New York the spring…

Board of Governor’s Spring Meeting

The Explorers Club 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, United States

The Board of Governors' Spring 2024 meeting will be held on March 1oth 2024 at The Explorers Club in New York City. An agenda can be found here can be found here. A copy of the proposed bylaw changes can be found here. A copy of the NSS 2024-2025 Budget can be found here.

21st International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology

Pre-Symposium caving 10 - 13 April for exploration, survey, photography and science. Sessions 15 & 16 April. Field Trips 17 - 19 April Questions: contact Aaron addison at addison 67@gmail.com or John Bruish at johnbrush@bigpond.com   For more detailed information including lodging, directions and sessions see Preliminary Information - PDF Schedule of Events Registration

Spring 2024 MVOR

Buckhorn MO USA Shriner Campground Buckhorn, MO, United States

The 2024 Spring MVOR will be on Earth Day weekend, at the Shrine Campground near Buckhorn, MO.

VTC Level 1 Course – Basic Vertical Techniques – Redmond, OR

Redmond, Oregon Redmond, OR, United States

The NSS Vertical Training Commission (VTC) will hold a three-day Level 1  course -Basic Vertical Techniques - from May 2 - 5, 2024 in Redmond, Oregon. Class size will be limited to 12 students. Cost, which includes on-site camping, showers, and some meals (see below), is $220 for current NSS members; $270 for non-NSS members.…

Speleofest 2024

Lone Star Preserve 2640 Falling Springs Church Road, Bonnieville, KY, United States

This years theme is Oh the places you'll cave!!  Speleofest Website Speleofest is an annual caving, hiking, kayaking festival in Kentucky that takes place on Memorial Day Weekend.  With guided cave trips and 8 caves on property.  Proceeds from the event have allowed the Louisville Grotto to purchase the Lone Star Preserve in Bonnieville, Kentucky,…



Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve Mount Vernon, KY, United States

Karst-O-Rama (KOR) is the annual caving convention hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Grotto (GCG). Pre-registration for Karst-O-Rama 2024 will re-open in the Spring of 2024! Yoga in the dome on Friday AM for those who arrived early. Howdy Party is set to be on Thursday or Friday night. Hay rides around the property at night.…

2024 NSS Convention

St. Andrews-Sewanee School 290 Quintard Rd, Sewanee, United States

The 2024 NSS Convention will be held in Sewanee, TN. Learn more below!   2024 Convention Page  

60th Annual WSS Hodag Hunt

Prairie Island Campground 1120 Prairie Island Road, Winona, WI, United States

The 60th Annual Wisconsin Speleological Society sponsored Hodag Hunt will be based at the Prairie Island Campground on the Mississippi River at Winona, Minnesota. The ex-commercial Hiawatha Caverns near Witoka, Minnesota, will be featured. It has numerous cave formations and passageways to explore. Also, for those who want to drive a little further, Nagara Cave…

Western Regional 2024

Cougar RV Park 16730 Lewis River Rd, Cougar, WA, United States

The event will take place in the Gifford Pinchot national forest near Mt St Helen’s, on its southern slopes. The area is only 1 hour away from Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA, and only a few minutes away from Cougar, WA where there are multiple camping options if needed. You can even wild camp in…