Biology & Geology
Mr. Mike Nardacci, (518) 869-1582,
Campus Facilitator: Dr.
Jerry Skinner; Capwell Hall 211 phone: (570) 945-8404;
George W. and N. Sullivan. 1997. Speleology-Caves and the
Cave Environment. Cave Books, St. Louis, 176 pp.
This field course is centered around a weekend-long field trip to visit
several caves. There will be several pre-trip meetings on campus.
A scholarly paper on a topic of interest to you and a list of definitions will be required following
the trip. In the past the course has visited
Caves as well as Howe Caverns, a
commercially developed cave.
cabin is in the middle of nowhere and has no electricity or running water.
The sanitary facility is an outhouse. Overnight visitors sleep in
sleeping bags in the loft. Cell phone coverage is spotty at best.
Studies the formation and conservation of caves, as well as the organisms
that call them home. Features a weekend-long caving trip to the limestone
caverns of upstate New York. $125 course fee.
||Introduction to the course
||Chapters 1 & 2
||Video: Mysteries Underground
||Logistics: planning for the trip
||Chapters 6 & 7
Guide to Responsible Caving
||ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE
National Speleological Society
Guidelines for Assignments
At the cabin you will be given several pages of cave-related terms.
Keep your ears perked up, because Dr. Nardacci will be discussing
them throughout the weekend. You will write brief definitions
of each term and will submit them by the due date.
Scholarly paper: You
will select a cave-related topic of your choice. You will
write a scholarly article of 5-7 pages in length, excluding
graphics, tables, and references. You must use at least three
sources and cite them properly. Dr. Nardacci will suggest
ideas and must approve your topic. A word to the wise...Dr.
Nardacci's degree is in English! If you wish, Dr. Skinner will
be happy to inspect your final draft before you submit it to Dr.
Nardacci. Submit final papers to Dr. Nardacci at
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