Project Underground activities are in the Natural Resource Education Guide. These activities meet many state and national education standards and are easy to use with inquiry teaching methods. The Guide is divided into subject areas with background information provided in each section.
Sections of the Guide include:
Here is a sample activity, Sinkholes in a Cup, from the Project Underground Curriculum Guide.
Here is a sample Bat activity from the Project Underground Curriculum Guide: Bat Echoes.
Unit and lesson plan ideas using Project Underground activities
A variety of animals live in caves and the surrounding karst topography. Many species of bats use caves for summer or winter habitats. White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is affecting these bat populations with a 90% - 100% mortality rate. The Project Underground program provides information and activities on bats and WNS.
Learn to collect and record data in the "Belly-Crawl Mapping" activity, then use the data to draw a map. The "Calculating the Value of Bats" activity uses math problems to determine the number of bugs the bats eat!