1-Schematic representation of part of Carlsbad Cavern, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
, New Mexico.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
is the first location of a pilot program started by Hristov, Allen, and Martha Merson called iSWOOP (Interpreters and Scientists Working on Our Parks), which is designed to bridge the gap between visitors and scientists.
Students from 49 states and seven countries explored the history, science and geology of caves in their "visit" to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
in New Mexico.
But then they decided to camp in the desert back country of New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns national park
. Four days later, rangers found Kodikian in a canyon lying next to the body of his friend, whom he had killed.
Both courses were taught concurrently and all students visited the same locations including Carlsbad Caverns National Park
. Valley of Fires Recreational Area, White Sands National Monument, and Living Desert State Park (New Mexico).
* At New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns National Park
, more than 76,000 summer tourists-about three times the population of the nearby town of Carlsbad-turned out in 1999 to watch bats at one of the park's caves.
Kodikian told investigators that Coughlin pleaded with him to end his pain after the two got lost and ran out of water while camping in the backcountry of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
in south-eastern New Mexico.
In the comers of Lechuguilla Cave (leh-cho-GHEE-ya) in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
, New Mexico, speleologists have found a fragile ecosystem of microorganisms (tiny life forms including bacteria and protozoa) that can survive without sunlight.
Underground Ranger: Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
: Adventures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park
and Other Remarkable Places
Every year, dozens of them gather at sites including Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
in New Mexico, and Lehman Caves at Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
In 2006, visitation at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
in southeast New Mexico was down 45 percent from 20 years ago.