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First, the National Speleological Society (NSS) promotes its efforts to "study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving" (1). The website provides descriptions and pictures of many cave preserves, information on cave-related events, and numerous links to outside educational materials. The second website, produced by the USGS, allows students to investigate America's caves, cave animals, and cave types (2 ). The website provides a teacher's guide and fun fictional cave stories. Third, the Ministry of Culture and Communication presents a virtual tour of the Cave of Lascaux in France (3). Users can learn about the cave's creation and importance during prehistoric times. Next, cave researcher, Dave Bunnell provides a virtual tour of solution caves, erosional caves, sea caves, and lava tube caves (4). Through in-depth descriptions and enlightening images and figures, students and educators can obtain considerable knowledge about cave features and formations. Fifth, the government of South Australia furnishes virtual tours of the many caves in Naracoorte Caves National Park (5). The website offers an enlightening tutorial on the accumulation of sediment layers and fossils within the caves. The sixth website, produced by Lancaster University, describes the 26-square-kilometer cave of Matienzo in Northern Spain (6). Visitors can find descriptions and images of 2,286 cave sites, view surface photos, and learn about scientific work that has taken place at the cave. Lastly, the Jamaican Caves Organisation promotes its mission "to further the exploration, and preservation, of the caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers of Jamaica" (7). The website presents the latest news, field notes, current projects, and guidance for cavers in Jamaica.
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Date of Scout Publication 2005-05-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/PhysSci/2005/ps-050513#TopicInDept...

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