Events

June 13-17, 2016 – 23rd  – International Conference on Subterranean Biology
Fayetteville, Arkansas.

June 17 – 19, 2016  – Karst O Rama
Several Windy City Grotto members are going to Karst-O-Rama, which is a caving festival hosted by the GCG Grotto near Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. This trip is open to first timers, people who have caved with the grotto before, and all WCG members. If you are a first timer and have not attended an informational meeting, please message Stephanie or Naomi and we can arrange a time to talk on the phone. Pre-registration for Karst-O-Rama is available online at http://karstorama.com. In addition to getting to do some caving, Karst-O-Rama is also a great opportunity to socialize/party with cavers from other states!

July 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM – WCG Membership Meeting
First Ascent Climbing & Fitness
3516 N. Spaulding
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: (773) 564-9815

July 17-23, 2016 – NSS Convention
Ely, NV. For info, contact Matt Bowers, or see www.facebook.com/nss75th.

August 5-7, 2016 – 63rd Annual Indiana Cave Capers – at Lawrence County Recreational Park, Springville, Indiana
The 63rd Indiana Cave Capers presented by the Central Indiana Grotto will be held at the Lawrence County Recreation Park; a very nice facility in Cave Country! Friday night is the annual Campground Party and Open Jam hosted by The Shallow Grotto. Weekend activities include great caving and led trips, food available all weekend, vertical rope practice, vendor Inner Mountain Outfitters, Saturday night banquet, keynote speakers CIG cavers Tony and Marion Akers reporting on Proyecto Sierra Mazateca; exploring virgin caves in Southern Mexico, door prizes, and fun! More info: cavecapers.com or call Ron Adams at 317-490-7727. Additional information can be found on the CIG website:   http://www.cigcaves.com/indiana-cave-capers/

August 10, 2016 @ 7:30 PM – WCG Membership Meeting
Aurelio’s Pizzeria
1455 W. Lake St.
Addison, IL 60101
Tel: (630) 889-9560

August 13-20, 2016 – EuroSpeleo 2016
at Yorkshire Dales.

August 26-28, 2016 – All-Grrs-Cave-Trip (AGCT) – at Cougar, WA.
AGCT is an annual co-ed and family-friendly event that celebrates women cavers. Women and men cave separately on the first day. After this, the annual meeting occurs and on the next day both genders cave together to enjoy the best caves in the area. Camping, meals, guidebooks, and shirts will be available. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information: http://www.ewls.org/register-to-attend.html

September 1-5, 2016 – Old Timer’s Reunion – at TRA Campground, WV. See http://otr.org/. Details to come.

September 2-5, 2016 – Cave Fest
Sewanee, TN. Join the Sewanee Mountain Grotto Labor Day weekend for their annual auction & party. Amenities include a bath house, hot tub & sauna. There is no registration fee; however we do ask that attendees donate an item to the auction and bring a dish for the potluck dinner on Saturday night. The campground also charges $5/person for camping the entire weekend; electrical hookups also available. All proceeds go back into the caving community. We will have led cave trips, a bat float to Nickajack, a potluck dinner, and of course our auction. Keep up with the event on www.facebook.com/groups/1421893758065353/ or email rowland7840@bellsouth.net for more information.

September 29 – October 2, 2016 – Fall 2016 MVOR
It’s official! Windy City Grotto and Louisville Grotto with Near Normal Grotto will be hosting the Fall 2016 MVOR. The event will be held at the Lonestar Preserve near Bonneville, Ky, the weekend of September 29th through October 2nd, 2016.  For the form, please download and print out the document here.
UPDATE: Online Registration is now available here.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016 – Third Annual Hydro-Geo Workshop – Boerne, TX.
Registration for the Bexar Grotto Third Annual Hydro-Geo Workshop is now open! Spend time in real-world field settings, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Ideal for Students, Practitioners, and Academics.
More details are available on the website: http://texashydrogeo2016.eventzilla.net/

October 6-9, 2016 – TAG Fall Cave-In – Lookout Mountain, GA.
See http://tagfallcavein.org/. Details to come.

October 29, 2016 – Fall NSS Board of Governor’s Meeting
At Sewanee, TN. The Fall 2016 BOG meeting will be hosted by the Sewanee Mountain Grotto. The meeting will be October 29th (not the 15th as previously mentioned).

Additional national and international events may be found on the NSS Events page: http://caves.org/info/events.shtml.