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Western Kentucky University through its Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and the Department of Earth, Environmental, & Atmospheric Sciences, in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and the Cave Research Foundation, offers a selection of multi-day field courses focusing on cave and karst science and management.

Caves Are Cool

The summer cave and karst courses are for those with an academic, professional, or personal interest in all aspects of caves and karst systems.

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Karst Hydrogeology 

Data Visualization

Exploration of Mammoth Cave

Cave & Karst Management




May 6

May 6

May 6


May 19-24

June 9-15

June 16-21

June 24-28


Courses range from one-week intensive courses to three-day short courses. Courses are typically held during the summer months.

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Karst Field Studies
1906 College Heights Blvd #31066 
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066


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