Mid-Conference Excursion
On Wednesday, January 9, we will have an all day excursion to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a World Heritage Site, for a tour of Carlsbad Caverns and either a hike in Slaughter Canyon or a tour of Slaughter Canyon Cave. 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of three U.S. national parks developed around a cave, the other two being Wind Cave and Mammoth Cave. Carlsbad Caverns is especially known for the beauty and extent of its formations, and the large flights of Mexican free-tailed bats that occur in the summer. The park contains excellent examples of the southwestern American desert landscape as well.