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2019 Kentucky Cave Geology Trip

Save the dates for the 2019 field trip to Kentucky to study caves: Aug. 10 - Aug. 13. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download a registration form (Microsoft Word format and PDF format are available).

Here is a tentative itinerary for this trip.

Saturday, August 10:
4:45 PM CT - Check into the Cave Research Foundation (CRF) facility (bring sleeping bags and towels) possibly followed by a hike of the area.
6:00 PM - Fix our own dinner at the CRF
7:00 PM - Evening activity at the CRF and astronomy viewing if clear.

Sunday, August 11:
7:00 AM - Breakfast at CRF
8:00 AM - Mammoth Cave National Park - Visitors Center orientation
10:00 AM - Cave tour at Mammoth Cave National Park. Lunch on your own.
1:30 PM - American Cave Conservation Museum (Horse Cave, Kentucky) program on the history of this site.
2:30 PM - Visit Horse Cave. This will be a wet cave experience.
5:30 PM - Dinner at Turtlelini's Restaurant in Horse Cave.
7:30 PM - Speakers: Research scientist(s) working in the cave.

Monday, August 12:
7:30 AM - Breakfast at CRF
8:30 AM - Organized activities for teachers (teaching about caves) and families/children.
12:00 PM - Lunch on your own.
1:00 PM - Mammoth Cave National Park. Four hour staff special educational program (all about caves).
6:00 PM - Dinner (TBD)
7:30 PM - Discussion of class trip ideas or National Park evening program.

Tuesday, August 13:
7:00 AM - Breakfast at CRF
8:00 AM - Clean up CRF facility and pack to leave. You are free to do other activities on your own at this point since the formal trip has concluded.

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