48 students in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer camp explored CaveSim and did a bunch of other great activities. In addition to exploring the trailer, the students built waterproof flashlights from scratch with help from Beth Austin, one of Tracy’s coworkers. The students also learned about electronics equipment, took tours of Dave’s cave-building lab, and learned about geology from veteran teacher Sally McCracken. Photos below are by STEM camp staff.
Students work on building waterproof flashlights. The students built simple circuits with LEDs and switches, and then enclosed them in hand-made waterproof cases.
Dave’s coworker Glenn Wood gives a demonstration of a Keysight oscilloscope with wired cave rescue phones. Glenn is also one of our Kickstarter backers (he donated to buy the CaveSim trailer). His sons Jay and Ethan also helped with the event.
Students read about the cave-exploration challenge that they’ve chosen.
Left: Students get ready to explore the CaveSim trailer. Right: A student emerges from the CaveSim squeezebox.