Karst Field Studies 2015 Summer Program Announced

A visit to Bottomless Pit during the 2014 Karst Field Studies Program.

A visit to Bottomless Pit during the 2014 Karst Field Studies Program. Photo via Karst Field Studies

This summer’s Karst Field Studies program once again offers a series of multi-day field courses focusing on cave and karst science and management.

Organized by the Western Kentucky University Department of Geography and Geology and in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, the summer cave and karst courses are for those with an academic, professional, or personal interest in all 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

  • Karst Hydrogeology of the Ozarks — May 31st-June 7th, 2015
    Study the hydrogeology of one of the largest contiguous karst areas in the United States with over 100,000 km2 of karst terrain.
  • Cave Archaeology — June 1st-6th, 2015
    Explore and learn about the multifaceted use of caves by people in prehistory and during historical times.
  • Research Methods for Cave and Karst Science — July 18th-22nd
    Learn various methods and techniques for data collection, sampling, and equipment/instrumentation use in conducting research and/or collecting data in cave and karst settings.

Registration for the 2015 courses is open until Friday May 8th, 2015, with the early registration discount deadline on April 30th.

For more information about the program, courses, how to register, and instructors or to register visit the Karst Field Studies website.

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