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Karst landscapes are those where the bedrock beneath has been extensively dissolved out by groundwater, creating characteristic features such as caves, sinkholes, and large underground rivers. From Corvette-eating sinkholes to the world's longest-known cave to the water from which bourbon is made, these landscapes are especially prominent in Kentucky. We'll take a look above and below these fantastic places around our state and beyond to the world.
Join IF University, the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, the Louisville Chapter of Sigma Xi, and the Kentucky Science Center for this wonderous look below the surface.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Chris Groves is Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology at Western Kentucky University and is an international expert on hydrogeology, geochemistry, and water resource issues. Groves works actively in research and education programs at Mammoth Cave National Park and the Crumps Cave Education and Research Preserve. He is a member of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, a board member of the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and a member of the UNESCO's International Research Center on Karst. He was a finalist for the People's Republic of China's Friendship Award for his work on water resource issues in rural southwest China.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.