Mammoth Cave By: Sarah WardAnd Kelly Gary
Mammoth cave location1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
3 Flora(Flora is a plant)Sycamore Oak-hickoryRiver mapleMammoth Cave is located in the transitional zone between the open grasslands and drier oak-hickory forests to the west, and the more moist mixed mesophtic forests to the east. It is likewise located transitional between the sub-tropical climates to the south and the colder climates to the north. Many of the plant species found in the park are at the northern, southern, eastern, or western limits of their natural range.
Cave crayfishMudpuppyZigzag salamander(Fauna is an animal)Park size82.68 mi2 (214 km2)Its bigger than you thinkIts the largest cave in the United StatesYear founded1941Mammoth Cave National Park was established on July 1, 1941 to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 350 miles explored and mapped.It was foundedTo preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin rivers, and a section of south central Kentucky. This is the longest recorded cave system in the world with more than 350 miles explored and mapped.
Perhaps the most famous of the small engines of the Mammoth Cave Railroad, No. 3, known as "Hercules", transported visitors from Bell's Station/Glasgow Junction (now Park City) to the Mammoth Cave Hotel and back.The Primary Attraction!The mysteries of the underworld beckon at Mammoth Cave National Park, but that's not all in addition to the many cave tours, you can hike, bike, ride your horse, canoe and kayak, enjoy a campfire program, and moreSpecial Events at Mammoth CaveEvery year Mammoth Cave National Park offers special events that highlight the natural and cultural resources that make Mammoth Cave unique among National Parks. From wildflower walks to preservation and genealogy workshops to the traditional Cave Sing, there's usually something to look forward to at the "Monarch of Caves". Links to the latest events will be posted on this page as they approach. You can also check out the Park's Schedule of Events.Kid Friendly & AttractionsNo Parents Allowed! Twelve children voyage overland and underground with two rangers for a kids'-eye view of the world's longest known cave.Trog Tour (for children 8-12)Trading CardsKids! Collect stories about the Civil War and civil rights! The National Park Service is offering more than 500 trading cards to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For a list of participating parks click here. You can view all the cards online and discover stories from nearly 90 national parks in 31 states and the District of Columbia. You'll be surprised at what you will learn.Mammoth Cave National Park no longer has cards available for this site. However, you can still view the cards below or download them via the links above.
The junior ranger programKids can get a Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center Information Desk, attend ranger-led activities, choose activities in the booklet to earn "bat points," and receive their Junior Ranger badge and certificate at the Information Desk. But don't think it's going to be easy... You've got to use your eyes and ears to gather all the information you need to know.Kids can also check out and become part of the new Junior Ranger World Heritage Program at the following link:Junior Ranger World Heritage ProgramInteresting facts1.The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.2.Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the soft-sloping hills of central Kentucky and, with over three-hundred miles of underground passageways, it is the longest recorded cave system in the world and home to some of natures finest masterpieces.
Interesting facts continued3.There are still today remains of mummies in the park4.Since 1816,Mammoth Cave has been toured5.Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells remain perfectly preserved in the cave.The Conservation MovementThe conservation movement was when Theodore Roosevelt saw an amazing place (witch is today Yellowstone) and wanted to preserve its beauty and he did so by creating national park number 1 Yellowstone national park.https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C3g3eTYTSA4#s associated with Mammoth Cave With more than 365 miles explored and 379 feet deep, Mammoth Cave is known as the longest cave in the worldthe Ukrainian cave Optimisticeskaya comes in a distant second at just a quarter of Mammoth's lengthand exploration continues on todayContacts of the park officeAddress 1 mammoth cave pkwy,mammoth cave ,KY 42249Telephone 270/758-2180P.O. box 7Park watch line 888/219-1599Ferry hotline 270/758-2166 ANY QUSETIONS?Sources Print/onlinenps.gov
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But first a quizName a type of fauna.correctWhat is one of the attractions at mammoth cave?correct
Thank you Mrs.Reid,Mrs.Williams,andMrs.Hammond.Youre a star!The end