Indiana Cave Symposium | Indiana Cave Survey

Mailing Address

PO Box 2401, Indianapolis, IN 46206


Symposium Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Location: Handy Meeting Barn, 2827 E Moffett Ln, Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Time: 5PM EDT for food and 6:30PM presentations began
Details: Bring side dish if you so desire

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The Indiana Cave Symposium in April has been cancelled due to the CDC advisory on public meetings. The annual event is sponsored by the Indiana Cave Survey and Indiana Karst Conservancy. With the rapidly changing situation with the Coronavirus and all meetings being cancelled, yesterday discussions were happening about how to deal with the cave symposium, with the decision being made that it wasn’t going to work out for April. At the June IKC board meeting there will be a discussion concerning possibly having the symposium later in the year, although the leaning is toward just skipping it this year and having the next symposium in April of 2021. –Jerry Lewis, President, IKC

The Indiana Cave Symposium 2020 will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Handy Meeting Barn, Bloomington, Indiana. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the Symposium being sponsored by the Indiana Cave Survey and the Indiana Karst Conservancy. The address is: 2827 E Moffett Ln, Bloomington, Indiana 47401.
The traditional pitch in dinner will start at 5:00 PM EDT. The ICS and the IKC will provide dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, cheese, buns, paper plates, plastic ware, napkins, condiments, soft drinks and ice. Please bring your favorite covered dish. The presentations will start at 6:30 PM.
The tentative presentation topics and presenters are:

Discussion Presenter
The Cave Rover™ Project 2020 Update Christopher Dick
Interstate 67 Corridor and Karst Resources Kevin Strunk
Molecular genetics of Indiana’s stygian cave isopod Jerry Lewis
Preliminary results of bioinventory of caves of McCormick’s Creek State Park Wyatt Williams
The Lucas and Dible Connection Marion Akers
Binkley Update Rand Heazlitt
Lowry Karst Preserve Ray Sheldon
TBA Jessica Deli
TBA Anmar Mirza
Recent Indiana Bat Population Trends Keith Dunlap

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