Outside Science (inside parks): Mammoth Cave Explorers

The Outside Science (inside parks) series shares stories of crucial, creative science. Each episode, produced in collaboration with Colorado State University, highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks. Part citizen science, part education, these videos cover topics such as sea turtles and light pollution, toxic algal blooms, and mercury levels in dragonfly larvae. Watch this and all the previous episodes on the Explore Nature website.

In this episode, student scientists from Mercy Academy, an all-girls Roman Catholic high school in Louisville, Kentucky, stage a rescue mission for their remote submarine while exploring Mammoth Cave National Park.

What a great way to encourage a new generation of women and girls in science!

Just listen to Sam, one of the student scientists, “It makes a job in science so much more exhilarating and enjoyable. Where it's not really a job; It's something you get to do.”

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Student scientists from Mercy Academy explore Mammoth Cave National Park with their remote submarine.

Last updated: February 11, 2020