On Hollow Ground: an introduction to the caves and karst landscapes of Albany and Schoharie counties
Saturday, October 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, October 18).
Multiple locations; the trip will begin at Clarksville Cave
Join MHLC and Professor Michael Nardacci for an afternoon of geological wonder! The trip will serve as an introduction to the fascinating study of caves and the landscapes in which they form. Don’t forget your camera—there will be some amazing images to capture! Participants will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot for Clarksville Cave behind Jake Moon’s Restaurant on Rt. 443 in the village of Clarksville. After a short hike to two of the cave entrances in the preserve, participants will travel in a caravan to several other sites, ending at the McFails Cave Preserve in Carlisle Center.
The trip is approximately 4 hours and requires travel to multiple sites; it is not recommended for children under 10. Registration will be limited to 16 participants.
About the instructor: Michael Nardacci is an adjunct professor at Hudson Valley Community College and has taught Earth Science and Geology on both the college and high school levels. He a member of the National Speleological Society, the Cave Research Foundation, and the Cave Conservancy of Hawaii and has taught courses in cave exploring for the Heldeberg Workshop for many years.
As part of our registration process, we require that all event participants agree to our Event Release and Waiver of Liability.