Techniques in Karst Groundwater Investigations is a field-intensive course that focuses on broadening participants understanding of groundwater tracing methods through direct hands-on experience and classroom lectures. This summer students were instructed in environmental problems common in karst areas, and the dye tracing principles and techniques available for solving groundwater problems in both karst and non-karst terrains. Lecturers offered practical examples of groundwater investigations and wide-ranging groundwater tracing techniques.
Dr. Nicholas Crawford, Dr. Chris Groves, and Crawford Hydrology Lab Manager, Ms.Lee Anne Bledsoe, were the lecturers for this three-day workshop, June 6-8, 2012, at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Here’s what some of the participants had to say:
“Excellent workshop, great program. I have never enjoyed any continuing education until now.” – Environmental Consultant
“Learning is enhanced by the trio of lecture, field and lab study, and group interaction.” – Graduate Student
“I have been attending training for over a decade and this is by far the most helpful and exciting program I have experienced.” -State Regulatory Personnel
Western Kentucky University through its Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and the Department of Geography and Geology, in cooperation with the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning and the Cave Research Foundation, offers a series of multi-day field courses focusing on cave and karst science and management.