Cave Science

Caves contain the water we drink, extreme forms of life, and even the history of our own species. They provide the perfect laboratory for understanding the world around us. The NSS furthers this work by supporting scientists with grants, cave access, and more.

Into the Mist 📷 Laura Sangaila
Into the Mist 📷 Laura Sangaila

Studying the Underground

As a core component of our mission statement, Science is central to the work of the NSS.

Areas of Focus

Cavernacle 📷 Steve Eginoire
Cavernacle 📷 Steve Eginoire

Geology

Green Sally 📷 Nikki Fox
Green Sally 📷 Nikki Fox

Biology

Bones 📷 Kelly Smallwood
Bones 📷 Kelly Smallwood

Archaeology

lower jaw of a Megalonyx jeffersonii, Municipo de Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, Mexico
Paleontology Jaw Bone 📷 Matt Tomlinson

Paleontology

Cave Divers 📷 Laurent Miroult
Cave Divers 📷 Laurent Miroult

Hydrology

FLADguilla 📷 Nikki Fox
FLADguilla 📷 Nikki Fox

Climate