Summer 2012 Karst Field Studies Program Announced

February 25, 2012 / Kentucky, United States, North America

2012 Karst Field Studies ProgramThis summer’s 2012 Karst Field Studies program has been announced.

Organized by the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute through its Center for Cave and Karst Studies and in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and Western Kentucky University, the programs are offered for those with an academic, professional, or personal interest in any aspects of caves and karst systems.

Ranging from short three-day to intensive one-week long instruction, the courses cover a wide variety of cave and karst related subjects.

The Courses

  • Exploration of Mammoth Cave – June 4-10, 2012
    Study of the discovery, exploration, and development of the caves and karst features of the Mammoth Cave region.
  • Techniques in Karst Groundwater Investigations – June 6-8, 2012
    Learn groundwater tracing methods through direct hands-on experience and classroom instruction.
  • Karst Hydrogeology of the Ozarks – June 10-16, 2012
    Examine the diversity among the various karst areas of the Ozarks.
  • Cave Archaeology – June 11-16, 2012
    An introduction to the archaeology of caves from an anthropological perspective.
  • Cave Survey and Cartography – June 17-23, 2012
    Learn about in-cave data collection (with an emphasis on sketching), cave resource inventories, constructing survey data/inventory databases, creating maps and transforming data and maps into GIS format.
  • Application of Geophysical Methods to Karst Terrains – June 16-22, 2012
    Get an overview of the application of geophysical methods to engineering and environmental problems associated with karst terrains.

Registration for the 2012 courses is open until Friday, May 4, 2012. For more information or to register visit the Karst Field Studies website.

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