The Kentucky Caver Quarterly Proceedings of the
Bluegrass Grotto: the North Central Kentucky Area Chapter of the National Speleological Society
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 vol. 41. iss. 2, June 2006
“The more cavers we have, the better the experience will be for the kids and the more they will learn. This is a great opportunity to interact directly with local kids and give them a good intro to cave stuff.  We will repeat the agenda of last year, which included showing of bat videos. In addition, I will distribute some curriculum materials to the teachers.”


(Bill Addington in a sea of young people, being a caver-educator)

I (HL) was able to dash down from Lexington on May 12, to help Deb and several other noble caver-educators like Stacy, Bill, and others you know well, to take troops of Rockcastle Elementary School kids through the cave, tell them about its history, and give ’em a good dose of conservationist medicine. I am pretty sure that they had fun – see the photo of them tearing around zestfully after their educational experience was over (cover p. 1). 

Next time you see a request for help for one of these mega-education ventures, please remember that educating residents about karst issues means cleaner caves and cave streams for your caving pleasure. It is in your long-term best interest as a caver to help out.




May 20: Comfort
I
(HL) was back at Great Salpetre on Saturday, May 20th, and this visit was mostly just for comfort and good company. My son-in-law, Peggy Renwick’s husband Ben Currens, had departed for Kuwait that morning on his way to Baghdad, and I had spent the day in Berea taking minutes in a quarterly business meeting for my day job, so I was all set to talk silly stuff with nice people. Cave? There’s a cave there? 

The GSP cavers had a full day, as it was the first day of the annual Open House for the local community, during which cavers take folks on tours through Great Salpetre, and feed them a lot of
soup beans and cornbread. By the time I arrived in the late

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