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Caves – Studying Caves with Kids

The Art and History of Caves

Kids’ love of small, tight spaces lead them to love to learn about caves, the natural play forts of even grown men at times!

About Caves

Caving News
Find out what’s been discovered in caves all over the world.

Exploring Caves
Read a story about how some children discover a cave. Find out about creatures that live in caves. Caves are formed in different ways, and there are many caves in the USA. K-3. USGS.

Journey Into Amazing Caves
The story of Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton, who share a love for caves and cave exploration. Join these two accomplished cavers as they explore unusual caves, like ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico, looking for important clues about the Earth’s past and microorganisms that inhabit its most extreme environments.

Activities

Caves – DragonFlyTV
We love to plan mysterious adventures in our home state of California, and what’s more mysterious than a deep, dark, rocky cave? We explored the California Cavern to answer this DFTV question: how do cave formations change as we explore the deepest parts of the cavern?


Caves with Art

Caves of Lascaux
The western edges of the Massif Central and the northern slopes of the Pyrenees are noted for an exceptional concentration of Palaeolithic caves. In fact, there are no fewer than one hundred and thirty sanctuaries, the most renowned of which is Lascaux.

Pictograph Cave State Park
A magical place where thousands of years ago ancient people hunted and made temporary homes in caves carved by wind and water into towering sandstone cliffs.

Caves with History

Captain Jack’s Stronghold
A virtual tour of the lava crevices and caves where the Modoc Indians managed to hide for weeks and defeat the calvary sent to capture them and put them back on a reservation in Southern Oregon. There are caves in this area of northern California.More on the History of the Lava Beds National Monument

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
A virtual cave tour through this cave in Tucson, Arizona. Colossal Cave is rich with Southwestern beauty and legends of the “Wild West”

Shenandoah Caverns & American Celebration on Parade
See beautiful underground formations like the famous Breakfast Bacon once featured in National Geographic ­ all in the only Virginia caverns with elevator service! Educational tours available.

Caves in the USA

Adventure Indiana
Bring your family to cave, canoe, and enjoy all the wonderful things we have to offer: Marengo Cave, Cave Country Canoes, and Wyandotte Caves.

Kentucky Caverns, aka Mammoth Caves
Features some of the most intricate onyx formations in Kentucky’s cave country. Massive columns, delicate coral, and flowing draperies are among the colorful cave formations that awe and delight visitors to this subterranean wonderland.

Mammoth Cave National Park For Kids
A wide variety of educational opportunities for students of all ages, whether you can visit the park or not.

Ruby Falls Caves, Caverns and Underground Waterfalls
America’s highest underground waterfall open to the public, is located on historic Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Take a guided tour of the caves and the spectacular 145-foot waterfall.


Caves of the World

The Desert Caves Project
Sixty million years ago, a thick layer of limestone was slowly formed at the bottom of a shallow sea. Today, that same rock formation lies beneath the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia.

Magnificent Mulu in Borneo
There were whole walls of ice-cream cones, glistening with moisture and melting down to the floor. There were miniature rain forests, clouds, and ceilings of boiling caramel.

Mt. Shasta Caves
In the heat of summer, a drive up the Sacramento Valley can be torture. A detour to go through the cool caves at Mt. Shasta can be so refreshing. Located in Dunsmuir.

Show Caves of the World
Database of caves that allow visitors. Do check before you go as many have age and health limitations.

The Virtual Cave
From the comfort of your keyboard, browse the wonders of the underground! As a caver and photographer for over 35 years, I’ve shot photos in caves all over the world. This site tells the story of caves in words and pictures: what’s in them and how it got there.


Organizations

The National Speleological Society
Locate a caving group near you. Learn more about caves and how to explore them safely. Even listen to cave music!

Shasta Area Grotto
A conservation minded organization devoted to the preservation and study of caves and their contents.

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