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Welcome to ASB! January 30, 2011

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Hello ASBers!

I hope registration went well for everyone this morning! Let us know if you’re going on this trip! We can’t wait to meet all of you!

Abby and Kirzia


It’s Almost Here! January 28, 2011

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Registration is right around the corner!!! It was so great to meet some of you at the info fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday! (Abby apologizes for not being able to make it on Wednesday. She had a meeting that her evil boss wouldn’t let her miss…) We’re getting super excited for the trip, especially with all the awesome ASB events coming up this week.

This Saturday is the ASB Fundraising concert, featuring Gentlemen Hall, Slow Kids, The BosTones and Soulstice, at BU Central. It starts at 8:30 PM and its totally free to get in! We’ll be selling pizza and tickets for the chance to win some awesome prizes, so come on out and support the amazing ASB program! And you’ll get to see us, the best ASB co’s ever, because we’ll be there all night!

Second, and possibly more importantly, is REGISTRATION on Sunday! It’s online this year, and you can register at http://www.bu.edu/csc at 8 AM on Sunday. So wake up early and register to come along with us to Horse Cave! If you have questions about the registration process, you can check the overall ASB blog or shoot us an e-mail at asbhorsecave@gmail.com.

In other news, we’re working on some excursions around Horse Cave, so if you are lucky enough to get onto our trip, keep checking here for updates on what we’ll be doing (Hint: Animals and/or line dancing may be included in our future plans).

Lastly, I want to leave you with some thoughts about Kentucky, and how awesome it’s going to be once we get there.

Weather: Right now, it is almost 40 degrees in Horse Cave. That’s almost 10 degrees warmer than here! Also, it’s not snowing there, and won’t in the near future, whereas we are getting way more snow than we ever needed. Plus, on Sunday, the high is forecasted to be 51! And it’s only January!


We're going to be seeing a lot of this!

We can’t wait to see you guys at the concert, and good luck with registering!!!


Abby and Kirzia

Kentucky, Here We Come! December 8, 2010

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Hello Future ASBers!

We are busy preparing for our awesome trip to Horse Cave, Kentucky! In our preparations, we’ve come across a lot of interesting things about our issue area and the American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA), who we will be working with!

The American Cave Conservation Association was started in 1978, and their main components are museums, educational programs and projects and assistance. During spring break, we will be helping to care for caves and karstlands. What are karstlands? Karstland is the general term for the lands in which these caves are found. Other features of karstlands include sinkholes, sinking streams and springs.  Approximately 20% of the United States is karst. Why are they important? In karst, the surface and the subsurface are intimately connected; cave and groundwater resources cannot be widely used without careful land use of the surface. Simply put, clean caves and karst equal clean water. Therefore, our job will be to make sure that these areas are clean and safe for human and animal use. You can use the link on the side of the page for more information on ACCA.

So what exactly will we be doing? Here’s the rough outline we received from our amazing site-contact Peggy:

Sunday, March 13: Arrive in KY!

Monday, March 14: Barren County Sinkhole cleanup
Tuesday, March 15: Barren County Sinkhole Cleanup
Wednesday, March 16: Mammoth Cave National Park. Survey of caves within the national park.
Thursday, March 17: Mammoth Cave National Park.  Removal of invasive species (morning).  Ecology cave tour with Rick Olson (afternoon).
Friday, March 18: Cleanup & Restoration work in Horse Cave (morning).  Ecology tour at Hidden River Cave (afternoon)
Pizza Party at Snappy’s.

We’re also working on doing a lot of really awesome things in the area for fun. We’ll let you know more when details become more concrete!

And last but not least, here’s an update on the weather in the Kentucky area:

Temp: 29 degrees

Weather: Partly cloudy

In the spring, the average temperature is: 60 degrees high, 36 degrees low.

And here’s a reminder from Peggy about the weather: The weather in Kentucky changes from minute to minute! Thus, dress in layers and bring rain gear. Since we will be working on uneven terrain, everyone needs to wear good hiking boots (Salvation Army stores are great places to shop for these items); clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty & muddy; leather gloves.

Can’t wait to share this awesome experience with all of you! Have a great Winter Break!

-Abby and Kirzia

Our First Post! November 30, 2010

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Hello Everybody!

We are ASB Horse Cave, and we’re really excited about this trip! Horse Cave, Kentucky is smack-dab in the middle of Kentucky, and we’re going there to help clean up and survey caves! There are a lot of different types of projects that need our help, and we’re going to have a blast doing it all! More information will follow as we learn more, but for now, you can read about us, the amazing coordinators for this trip!

Hi everyone! I am Abby, and I am a senior in CAS, majoring in Biology and minoring in Japanese. I love animals, and I am a huge fan of driving and going to new places. I have been a fan of caving since I was little, so I’m really excited for this trip. I am also an RA in Warren Towers, and I was a camp counselor for two summers. Plus, my favorite dinosaur is the diplodocus.

Whats happening people! I’m Kirzia, a junior in CAS majoring in economics and minoring in SMG. Guess what?! This is my first ASB trip so I’m pretty PSYKED! I’m pretty awesome (at least my mommy always said that) so you can bet this trip will be awesome. I’m an avid basketball player/fan. Stuff I do around these parts: I was a student advisor for Orientation this summer, part of CAS government, and other random thingies.


If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at asbhorsecave@gmail.com

Hope to see you all soon

-Abby and Kirzia