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A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of caves and karst; protecting caves and their natural contents through conservation, ownership, stewardship, and public education; and promoting responsible cave exploration and fellowship among those interested in caves.    

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Exciting story and great video on collecting cave bacteria to create new antibotics! http://ow.ly/4noenJ
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Check out the latest NSS Webinar!
Feeling the Heartbeat of Paleolithic Artists in Spain
By Charles Schwalbe

La Pasiega cave, located in the province of Cantabria in Northern Spain, is one of the premier examples of cave art in the world The mountain and its caves were inhabited and used by humans (both Homo sapiens and Neanderthal) going back at least 150,000 years. It has been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites for its Paleolithic art, created some 40,000 years ago. La Pasiega is richly decorated with hundreds of animal figures and ideomorphic symbols whose underlying purpose and meaning are an enigma to us today

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Dream job….for NSS Member Dr. Gina Moseley!
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Geologist Gina Moseley started caving for sport when she was 13 years old, and now she’s in it for science. Moseley is constructing the first cave-based record of past climate change for Greenland.…
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Hi everyone! Its almost Spring and the 2016 VAR is just around the corner. The Tri-State Grotto is excited to host VAR this year at Endless Caverns Fri, Apr 22nd - Sun, Apr 24th. Registration is $35 per person, $30 for registrants 5-12, with under 5 free.

The Spring VAR registration form can be downloaded at: http://ow.ly/ZHIN2.
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NSS members doing newsworthy things! http://ow.ly/ZHEQL
The National Park Service oversees more than 4,700 caves, including Mammoth Cave, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave and Lechuguilla Cave.
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The volunteer Glacier Cave Explorers section of the Oregon High Dessert Grotto is mounting expeditions to return to their study sites on Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt. St. Helens in 2016 and 2017. They are running a fundraiser to purchase or rent survival and rescue gear, medical supplies, specialized science equipment, lab analysis of samples, helicopters, volcanic gas monitors, satellite phones, breathing apparatus, food, and tents.

Learn more about their expeditions past and future, and how you can support them here: http://ow.ly/Zsokj
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The USPS is releasing a new stamp with a photo taken in Carlsbad Caverns! Check it out! http://ow.ly/4mUifx
WASHINGTON — A dramatic photograph of the interior of Carlsbad Caverns was previewed today as the fifth of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM ...
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NSS Members - Remember to vote in the 2016 NSS Director's Election! You should have received an electronic ballot from elections@vote-now.com to the email address you have on file with the NSS; that email may be in your spam folder! We have six seats to fill this year, due to two directors having to step down early, so you may vote for up to six of the eight candidates. Please contact Nathan Farrar (nominating@caves.org) with any questions regarding the process. Thanks!
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NSS Members - the April 2016 Conservation Issue of the NSS News is available online! http://ow.ly/10kFB2
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Hi everyone! Its almost Spring and the 2016 VAR is just around the corner. The Tri-State Grotto is excited to host VAR this year at Endless Caverns Fri, Apr 22nd - Sun, Apr 24th. Registration is $35 per person, $30 for registrants 5-12, with under 5 free.
The Spring VAR registration form can be downloaded at: http://ow.ly/ZHIN2.
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Hi everyone! Its almost Spring and the 2016 VAR is just around the corner. The Tri-State Grotto is excited to host VAR this year at Endless Caverns Fri, Apr 22nd - Sun, Apr 24th. Registration is $35 per person, $30 for registrants 5-12, with under 5 free.


The Spring VAR registration form can be downloaded at: http://ow.ly/ZHIN2.
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The agenda and officer reports for the spring Board of Governors meeting this weekend in Bend, Oregon can be found at this link: http://ow.ly/Zwbvq. See how your NSS is being run, and let your board members know what you think!

Much thanks to the Oregon High Desert Grotto for hosting the Board meeting. If you're in the area on Saturday. If you're in the area, stop by! Details can be found in the calendar at www.caves.org.
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