NSS 75th Anniversary Convention

History of the National Speleological Society


Across 75 years, the NSS has enjoyed some dramatic accomplishments! Cavers in the society have led efforts nation-wide, and even globally, to further our knowledge of caves and caving techniques and to push the boundaries of underground exploration. The unfortunate part is that nobody really made an effort to write everything down - we just did it!

The 2016 convention staff is planning to crowd-source our own backstory. We know the knowledge exists in all grottos of the society, but we need to work on gathering it in one place. If you would like to help recruit, organize and fact-check pieces of our history into a consolidated timeline, we would love to have you join the team!

This is worth doing.

Send an e-mail to nss75th@caves.org if you'd like to help.