April 21, 2010
We had a great time taking The Cave to the Catamount Institute’s Student Research Symposium at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO on April 21, 2010. This was a free event, open to the public, from 9am-2pm. Kids and adults enjoyed The Cave (an electronic cave that you can crawl through) and other hands-on nature and science exhibits, student projects, and workshops. For more information on the Symposium go to http://www.ppsbn.org./ We had 113 kids crawl through The Cave, thanks to our great team of volunteers. The kids crawled through in an average of 43 seconds, and damaged an average of 2.19 formations with 19 formations in The Cave (we’ll be adding more formations soon to make The Cave more challenging). In addition to crawling through The Cave, the kids learned about bats by playing the Bat Migration game, and about how to avoid hurting a cave or yourself while going caving. Thanks to everyone who participated!