There are many national and local caving organizations and other groups that
support cave education, conservation, and research. The following page lists
some of them and will provide you with more information that you may find
useful. >>Caving Organizations
Teachers, outdoor schools, and groups such as the Boy and Girl Scouts may
wish to integrate caving into their curriculum or activities. This page
will help guide you towards curriculum-based educational programs and other
useful resources. >>Educational
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Additional Books that Cover Advanced Material
Alpine Caving Techniques. Covers technical rigging of ropes, methods of
ascending and descending, and other advanced topics. Much of the vertical
techniques described here are those used widely in Europe and outside of the US,
but it is a very good book.
On Rope. Covers technical rope rigging and vertical ascending and
descending methods that are common to the US. There is some overlap with the
above book, but this one deals exclusively with vertical caving and not
techniques in general.
Cave Geology. This book, written by one of the world's foremost
geologists, covers how many different types of caves are formed. The book also
covers cave hydrology, mineralogy, and almost every other topic related to caves
and how they form. An excellent book that is a must for every caver.