Photos for discussions with Illinois Department of Natural Resources

CaveSim inspires awe and a love of the natural world. Photo by Thomas Graves.



CaveSim is fun for kids of all ages. Photos by Thomas Graves and Gill Gilliland.


Highly-realistic cave passage is filled with electronically-sensed cave formations. Shown here are helictites, with the inset showing real cave passage and real helictites. Interactive electronic lessons linked to the formations teach visitors about conservation as they explore. Photo by Dan O'Sullivan.


CaveSim can be used by many people with disabilities. This young woman does not have the use of her legs, but bravely explored CaveSim twice. Photo by Dave Jackson.



CaveSim is the basis for so many different types of lessons. Above, a boy learns self confidence and self reliance in a vertical CaveSim system. Photo by Mark Reis, Colorado Springs Gazette.



Above left, learning about water conservation and the role of caves in protecting our water.  Above right, kids learn about bat biology.



At CaveSim, we believe that people only protect what they love, and only love what they understand. We strive to teach kids and adults to love caves, bats, water, and the many other natural resources associated with karst ecosystems. Photo by participant parent.


We would be honored to create an incredible CaveSim system for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and we look forward to working with you.