Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.

June 2014 Science Café


Lechuguilla Cave, often considered the most beautiful cave in the world, lies beneath Carlsbad Caverns National Park in southeastern New Mexico. Since its discovery in 1984, over 136 miles of cave have been mapped though the single, artificial entrance. In central New Mexico, the longest known cave formation in the world, Snowy River, contains 26.92 miles of surveyed length. The white calcite floor runs the length of the known cave passage, now over 10 miles long. Exploration and survey teams continue to map the passage and other leads in feats that involve trips over 24 hours long.

Come to the June New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA and then join in a discussion with John Lyles, Beth Cortright and other world-class cavers. Our panel will share recent discoveries in the ongoing explorations of Lechuguilla and Fort Stanton caves.
  • Speaker: John Lyles, Beth Cortright and other world-class cavers
  • Date: Saturday June 28
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon
  • Location: Pajarito Environmental Education Center
    3540 Orange Street, Los Alamos
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston ONLINE or 277-2396

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. Be more curious ... be more amazed ... come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café.


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