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.

Get Down

Course Registration Deadline


Course Fee Payment Deadline 


Forms Submission Deadline 


Cave Ecology

Cave & Karst Field Data Collection  and Visualization   

Karst Hazards & Disaster Planning

Karst Geomorphology  

Cave Photography           



May 6

May 9

May 13

May 30-June 55

June 5-11

June 13-17

June 25-July 1

July 18-23






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

Contact Us

Karst Field Studies

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