Mammoth Cave to host workshop on climate change

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Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University are offering a free teacher workshop focusing on climate change Feb. 19-20 at the park.

Participants will learn how climate change might affect the unique ecosystem at Mammoth Cave, visit River Styx spring and receive materials for classroom use. Day one of the workshop will focus on the roles of water, weather and climate; day two will focus on the correlation of local to global systems.

The workshop will be held at the park’s training center, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT Feb. 19 and concluding by 3 p.m. Feb. 20. The event is sponsored through a grant from NASA and is being offered at no charge; meals and shared accommodations at the Cave Research Foundation research facility are also provided.

Registration is limited to 25 teachers; the application deadline is Feb. 5. For more information, contact Cheryl Messenger at Cheryl_messenger@nps.gov or (270) 758-2441.

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