Caverns Friday Summer Speakers Series: ‘Cave Science: What & Why?’
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 10, 2021

WHITEHALL – Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Cave Science: What & Why?” on Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater.

Cavers are on the front lines of a new branch of geology, biology, physics and general science. In this talk from geologist Ethan Oleson, you will discover some state-of-the-art cave science, its future and who exactly is a cave scientist.

This is the 13th presentation in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s annual Friday Summer Speakers Series, which introduces a new speaker each Friday at 8 p.m. throughout the summer.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2. For more information about the park, please visit or call 406-287-3541.

About the speaker 

Ethan Oleson is a geologist studying at Montana State University in Bozeman. He began caving in South Dakota at age 16 and has been an avid caver ever since. He studies cave paleoclimate, minerals and formation.

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