Virginia Cave Week 2011 is on Now!

April 19, 2011

BatThis week in is Cave Week in Virginia. The event, sponsored by the Virginia Cave Board, is used to help educate the public about the importance of caves and karst and to encourage educators to teach there students about caves through in-class learning and field trips to some of the states commercial show caves.

Virginia is home to over 4000 known caves and caverns, as well as a large areas of karst. In order to conserve and protect them, the Virginia Cave Board was established.

VCB members serve Virginia by advising private individuals, organizations and public agencies on cave and karst related matters, providing cave management expertise, preparing and presenting educational material, identifying significant caves, and recommending conservation and preservation measures for cave resources within the Commonwealth. – Virginia Cave Board

What a great time to go caving in Virginia. For more information on the week, including lesson plans for educators, head on over to the official Virginia Cave Week website.

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