2nd Live Distance Learning Session for Queen Palmer Elementary, Colorado Springs

During this live online class, students created their own karst topography (cave landforms) and added water to their models to produce sinkholes in real time. The class was originally scheduled for 50 minutes, but we extended it to 90 minutes to ensure that all of the students successfully completed their projects despite limited materials. Queen Palmer is a Title I school, and many students don’t have access to even the most basic materials (including paper cups, string, and tape). But these students are very creative, and made our labs work with the materials that they do have at home.

Cub Scout program, Edmond, OK

This was a fun 1-hour program for about 50 Cub Scouts at Cross Timbers Elementary School.  Thanks to our friend Scott Hall for organizing the program.

Frontier Elementary, Edmond, OK two-day program

We worked with the entire 2nd grade on Thursday, and the entire 5th grade on Friday.  The 5th grade students got to see our new physics lab in which we use cave rescue phones and other hardware to demonstrate electromagnetics, sound waves, and related mathematical concepts.

John Ross Elementary, Edmond, OK

This was our second visit to this school this year.  We worked with the entire 4th grade, and they got to do several of our labs, including Karst Topography and our new physics lab.

Lakeway Elementary School, Austin, TX

The teachers at this school asked to schedule us again for next year even before our program with them was over!  A huge thanks to Patti Calabrese and Amy Morton for helping to staff this program.

Texas Caver Reunion, San Antonio, TX, 3-day event

Our third year bringing CaveSim to TCR was very successful.  Many seasoned cavers had fun exploring the cave, and so did some brand new cavers (both kids and adults).  A huge thank-you to the caving clubs (grottos) and individuals who sponsored our trip to Texas.

Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

We had beautiful weather and wonderful visitors during our first program at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.  Photos by Dolores Davis.


Kids have fun learning physics on the CaveSim A-frame (vertical caving tower).


Visitor center founder Lyda Hill, general manager Linda Carter, and special guest Kelli Harris stand with CaveSim owner and inventor Dave Jackson after Lyda explored CaveSim.