About 170 7th grade students had a great time exploring CaveSim and doing our cave biology lab, which includes culturing live microorganisms in Petri dishes.  Students also learned about the spread of White Nose Syndrome with a new hands-on game that we’ve developed.  The kids also learned about pulleys and mechanical advantage on our ascending tower, about teamwork with our cave rescue stretcher and squeezebox, and about bats with several fun and educational games.  A big thanks to teacher Shelby Ratzlaff of University Middle School for working with us to coordinate this program, and to Patricia Malone for volunteering with us.