Category Archives: Education

Cave Conservancy Foundation Scholarships

Cave Conservancy Foundation Scholarships The Foundation has offered undergraduate and graduate academic scholarships since 1997. Over the years approximately $400,000 has been awarded.   The following announcement can be found at:://www.caveconservancyfoundation.org/ CAVE CONSERVANCY FOUNDATION 2016-17 GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS  The Cave Conservancy Foundation will award a $5,000 Undergraduate, a $5,000 M.S. Graduate, and a $15,000…
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Water Quality Grant Application

Very little is known about the water quality coming from the various conduits within the North Florida cave systems. Previous research suggests that that there is differing water qualities coming from separate conduits located within each cave system. Utilizing a cost effective and unique design, we have put together a package of basic sensors that…
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An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy Written By: Joe Citelli NSS-CDS Chairman   On Christmas Day 2013 a father and son lost their lives while embarking on an ill thought out, poorly planned diving expedition to Eagles Nest Cave in Hernando County Florida.  The 32 year old father and his 15 year old son ventured into what is considered an extremely advanced…
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Relocating a Lost Buddy

No one wants to exit the cave without their buddy — or, worse, not exit the cave because you did a lost-buddy search without paying sufficient attention to your own safety and well being. In this article, Safety Coordinator Jim Wyatt reviews the right way to conduct a lost-buddy search. When a cave diver loses…
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