List of Park Projects

Mammoth Cave National Park

in Partnership with the Friends of Mammoth Cave


1. Expand educational programs, especially in science and technology.

a) Learning Center (Mammoth Cave International Center for Science & Learning)
Title sponsor: $150,000/year
Student internships: $2,700/year
Educational group caving gear: $2,700

b) CAVEservation Camps
Expand summer camp offerings in 4th thru 12th grade, and invite every previous camper to return each summer: $16,000/year

c) Ticket to Ride Grants
Pay school transportation costs for bus driver and mileage ($500/trip)

d) Cooperate with and support international scientists as needed: $2,500/year

2. Promote recreational activities that support memorable visitor experiences.

a) Sponsor 2016 Celebration Events (Title $2,500, Partner $1,000, Friend $500)
March premier of WKU-PBS Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home
May 14 Pedal for the Park
June CAVEservation Day Camps
July/August Anniversary Music Events
August 27 Bat Night
Sept. 16 Naturalization Ceremony
Sept. 24 National Public Lands Day/ Mammothon
Nov. 11-13 Roots in the Cave
Dec. 4 Cave Sing

b) Enhance Friends’ presence in Visitor Center to be more informative and interactive ($15,000)

c) Support amenities for interpretation such as exhibit updates, maps & guides for trails, first aid supplies, and
Junior Ranger Program ($15,000)

d) Provide refreshments, as requested, for special events that promote Education, Recreation and Conservation ($2,500/year)

e) Support Cave Region Trails planning process through participation in planning, joint fundraising, and special events

3. Support conservation initiatives in natural and cultural resources.

a) Crystal Cave and Onyx Cave restoration by skilled volunteers ($2,500, see

b) Final production costs for the second WKU-PBS documentary, Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home” ($11,000, see

c) Paid internships that expose the next generation to the value of public lands and interns’ role as future stewards of public lands
($5,400/ year)

d) Project-specific conservation training opportunities ($2,500/year)