This was an amazing 3-day program for over 600 students, preschool through 5th grade.  We even had another school (Sanchez Elementary) bring their students over to Ryan Elementary so that they could benefit from the program without having to pay for transportation of the cave system.  A huge thanks to PE teacher Beth Buchanan for bringing us in, and to Patricia Malone and all the parent volunteers for working with the students.

Students eagerly listen as Dave explains how CaveSim works.

Students eagerly peer at a bat skeleton encased in glass.

Pre-school children try the cave rescue stretcher. 

Dave demonstrates a working carbide lamp. Photos above are by Beth Buchanan and other Ryan Elementary staff.