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Tuesday brought an opportunity for our first virtual field trip (VFT). We traveled by Skype to South Dakota (normally a 13-hour drive) to visit Wind Cave National Park.
Ranger Lori showed us some of the differences between this Black Hills cave to the caves in our area. Since Wind Cave is a maze cave, the ranger showed us an illustration of its length and compact nature. She took a 149 inch piece of string and squeezed it into a one-inch cube. That represented the twists and turns of the cave in its small land space.
This was a new experience for us, in a two-way communication situation over technology, and now we are preparing for our next VFT with the folks at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.