The Kartchner Caverns "Cave Fest 2010" is this weekend with a couple dozen talks on talks ranging from geohydrology of the cave to white-nosed sydrome and bat conservation and fungi in cave ecosystems.
All events are free to the public with payment of the standard $6 per car park entry fee or with a tour reservation. There hasn't been enough public word about this event, so spread the word to your friends and family.
Cave Fest is part of the park’s and agency’s mission for continuing scientific exploration and discovery, science-informed management of park operations and resources, cave conservation and promotion of public education and scientific literacy.
Talks are offered at half hour intervals beginning at 9:00 am and wrapping up at 4 pm Saturday, resuming at 8:45 AM Sunday and ending at 4:40 PM.