Over 150 kids and adults attended the Catamount Institute Symposium today at Colorado College and learned about both caving and invention from Dave Jackson of CaveSim (“Dave from a Cave!”) The Symposium is like a science fair where 4th and 5th grade students present their projects about caves, bats, water and underground ecology. Instead of just answering a scientific question, the students take community action to solve a cave-related problem. Dave’s talk emphasized the importance of using creativity to solve real-world problems, like Dave did with CaveSim. Of course, the talk was also fun — who doesn’t want to hear stories about digging giant holes?
Watch a high-energy talk by “nationally known caver and inventor… David Jackson”: http://youtu.be/7_dQbg67KWk