Cave Educational Resources

Many different groups have developed curriculum-based educational programs and web sites geared towards various educational levels. The links below have been divided into categories to help make searching easier.

General Educational Resources
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Higher Education

 

General Educational Resources
National Park Service Cave and Karst Knowledge Center
www2.nature.nps.gov/views/Index_Caveskarst.htm

The National Park Service Park Geology
www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/

National Speleological Society Education Division
www.caves.org/committee/education/homepage.htm

Project Underground — Project Underground is a source of interdisciplinary instructional activities, and its staff conducts workshops and in-service training programs. These materials and workshops are designed for classroom teachers, cavern, park, museum, and nature center staff, or any youth-oriented group leaders.
www.dcr.virginia.gov/underground.shtml

American Cave Conservation Association Inc.
http://cavern.org/

Bat Conservation International
www.batcon.org/

http://members.aol.com/bats4kids/

California Underground
www.museumca.org/caves

Colorado Grotto Education
www.caves.org/grotto/colorado/education.htm

Indiana Karst Conservancy
www.caves.org/conservancy/ikc/

The Karst Waters Institute
www.karstwaters.org/

Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc.
www.scci.org/

 

Primary Education
Ball State Electronic Field Trip — Exploring the Underground Plumbing System at Carlsbad Caverns. Includes interactive cave exploring game, video broadcasts, and other information.
www.bsu.edu/eft/caves

Wind Cave National Park Environmental Education — Cave resources at the Park for grades 1-8.
www.nps.gov/wica/Schools.htm

Various games and activities related to bats
http://members.aol.com/bats4kids2/boxpage1.htm

The National Park Service Park Geology
www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/

US Geological Society Teacher K-3 Packet on Caves
https://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/explorecaves.htm

Water Cycle Activities
www.hardbargainfarm.org/hbf/watercycle/index.html

Water’s Journey — An expedition in Florida that shows how what we do affects what we drink. Has lessons you can download for elementary students.
www.floridasprings.org/expedition/

Resources & K-12 Lessons from A Window into Edwards Aquifer
www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/caves/resources.php

“Bat” WebQuest
www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12903.asp

 

Secondary Education
The Adventures of Echo the Bat — remote sensing, food chains, biodiversity.
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov

Virginia Earth Science Resource Page
www.geol.vt.edu/vesr/vesrkarst.html

Water’s Journey — An expedition in Florida that shows how what we do affects what we drink. Has lessons you can download for elementary students.
www.floridasprings.org/expedition/

Resources & K-12 Lessons from A Window into Edwards Aquifer
www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/caves/resources.php

 

Higher Education
Anchialine Caves and Cave Fauna of the World
www.tamug.edu/cavebiology/

The Biology of Caves, Karst, and Groundwater
www.utexas.edu/depts/tnhc/.www/biospeleology/

Cave Biology Links
www.tamug.edu/cavebiology/links.html

Groundwater Biology Home Page (Italy)
www.geocities.com/%7Emediaq/index2.html

Caves: A Window into the Edwards Aquifer — All kinds of educational links regarding caves, karst, and the Edwards Aquifer.
www.esi.utexas.edu/outreach/caves/index.php

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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