Edmunds Central Science students explore the caves of the Great Smoky Mountains


August 23, 2023

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Edmunds Central students visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Much of the Smoky Mountains were heavily deforested during the 18th and 19th centuries for timber but have since recovered with new growth forest.

by Spencer Cody

Edmunds Central Science teacher

Twelve Edmunds Central students and two teachers spent August 7-14 learning about the caves of Tennessee and Kentucky and the Great Smokey Mountains.

This was a "dry run" of a professional geology field trip to be run in October sponsored by the Geological Society of America.

After two days of transit, students started their first day of cave exploration deep inside Lookout Mountain that towers above Chattanooga, Tennessee, to see the tallest and deepest underground waterfall in the United States, Ruby Falls. They then continued up into the footh...

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