A Caving Adventure!

Have you ever dreamed of putting on a helmet and venturing into a cave? Well with CaveSim you can live that dream, without the dangers or travel of real cave exploration. CaveSim is an electronic crawl-through cave simulator based in an easily movable trailer. Both kids and adults alike can experience the thrill of caving from their own backyard!

Last week CaveSim came out to the Ridgway Elementary Family Nature Night to highlight the joy of caving!

CaveSim teaching about stalactites and stalagmites

Before gearing up to explore the cave simulator, kids are tested on what they may encounter during the adventure. CaveSim staff explore the dangers of caves and what to avoid in order to be safe.

Above, and below you can see photos of a CaveSim expert teaching the Ouray and Ridgway students about stalactites and stalagmites!

After braving the surprises inside of the cave, you will exit into the fresh air without having ever have even truly been underground! These kiddos look like they all had a great time and survived the cave!

Once safely above ground, the kids got to learn about how pulley systems work. But instead of a lesson in the classroom the kids were raised up into the air in a device used in real caving expedition!

If you are interesting in checking out some local caves in Colorado you are in luck! Colorado has plenty of caves such as Cave of The Winds in Colorado Springs, and Glenwood Caverns in Glenwood Springs! We hope to see our young adventurers getting out into nature and exploring this wild world.

Finally we would like to give a huge shout out to Dave and the CaveSim team for making this event possible. Find out more at https://www.cavesim.com/

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