Western Kentucky University through its Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and the Department of Geography and Geology, in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and the Cave Research Foundation, offers a series 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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Exploration of Mammoth Cave           

Cave Survey and Cartography     

Karst Geomorphology  

Karst Hydrogeology     


May 8

May 8

May 8

June 7-12

June 14-20

June 20-26

July 5-10


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