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Jewel Cave to host education workshop for teachers



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CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Jewel Cave National Monument in western South Dakota is hosting a workshop geared toward teachers interested in learning more about caves.

Park Superintendent Bonnie Schwartz says the weekend-long workshop is scheduled to begin Sept. 9.

Participating teachers will learn about bats, belly-crawl mapping and other topics that they can take back to their classrooms meant to complement the state's general science and math standards. Interested teachers may also receive academic credit for attending.

Park officials say the planned activities are meant to raise awareness of cave and karst areas, as well as a better of understanding of the impact that humans have on natural resources.

Space is limited to 15 educators.

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