As the Cave Crumbles

Recently, I was fortunate to take a Conservation Science class as part of the Florida Master Naturalist Program. As someone who spends as much time as possible outside exploring the real Florida, I was amazed at how much I learned.  I was amazed at just how much this class has made me think, view and see how the biodiveristy of our State is probably beyond repair.  I have found that on our hikes, I walk a lot slower now, I am appreciating not just mega flora and fauna but the small ecosystems that pepper our beautiful landscape.  I would recommend this class to anyone!

As the year comes to a close, a couple of events are on the agenda (as they always are).  First is the National Association for Cave Diving's Annual Seminar.  I am looking forward to spend time with old friends and learning about the new ways and methods that others are using to explore our great planet.  Next up will be The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) tradeshow.  Always fun to see new and creative products for diving and figuring out how we can use them in caves.  I will be in the KISS Rebreathers booth (3241) if you would like to come by and say hello.  I will also be there representing the ADM Exploration Foundation.

Looking to expand on our success during the 2010 Yucatan Cave Expedition we are heading back to Colonia Yucatan in January.  We are excited about the new team combination this year but will miss two key and veteran explorers.  Keep an eye out for some amazing news from this trip.  We are expecting to recover some one of a kind artifacts from several caves we explored last year.