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From 5 Inches to 50 Feet

Over the past weekend, we received large amounts of rain in the area in a short amount of time. The 5+ inch rainfall across South Central Kentucky shattered the daily rainfall record for February 28 and beat the all-time record for the month of February. This resulted in flash flooding and the highest flood waters seen at Lost River Cave in over a decade. Read on to learn how that 5-inch rainfall turned into about 50 feet of flooding. 

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Nature Activities to Get You Through 2020

The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) featured one of our favorites this spring: Richard Louv, co-founder of C&NN and author of Last Child in the Woods. This book’s title may evoke murder mystery novel vibes, but it instead refers to, as Louv coined, Nature Deficit Disorder or the dwindling amount of time today’s children are spending in nature that results in behavioral changes. In this C&NN article, Louv provides ideas to bring nature into your family’s pandemic-era life, whether you’re staying at home or venturing out. In this blog post, we’re listing a few of our favorites. 

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“Every bit helps.”

A global pandemic can really highlight human needs that are often easily neglected. Of course, food and shelter are on the list, but we continue to find that there is more to a healthy human life. One realization that many parents are having during this time of social distancing and quarantine is that nature is necessary

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A Daily Dose Of Nature

It’s no surprise that people are spending more hours of the day indoors and online as they practice social distancing. There are many ways to practice safe social distancing outdoors as well! In fact, recent studies have shown that spending time in nature can positively affect our brains, bodies and keep us healthy.

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There’s so much more going on at Lost River Cave. Check out the full calendar of upcoming events.