Research

Utilizing a unique specialty in deep and technical research diving, the Cambrian Foundation collects data for environmental scientists, marine geologists and biologists, archaeologists, and historians, as well as local, state, and federal agencies in many corners of the world including deep offshore environments, shipwrecks, and submerged caves.

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Education

Interested in learning more about the underwater world? We offer presentations to classrooms and community groups, field workshops, internships, and expedition participation. Our unparalleled approach to hands-on education provides people of all ages with many different ways to become involved.

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Diving

The Cambrian Foundation dive program incorporates a variety of tools for the research, recovery, survey, etc. work that we do underwater. These include open circuit, semi-closed rebreathers, and closed circuit rebreather systems.

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Upcoming Events:

  • 11 November 2014, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock PA
  • 18 November 2014, Eastbrook Elementary, Winter Park FL
  • 18 November 2014, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL
  • 19 November 2014, Colonial High School, Orlando FL
  • 1 December 2014, Winterpock Elementary School, Chesterfield VA

Recent News….

We have been busy in the underwater caves in central Florida with our most recent project (1 & 2 November 2014) collecting microbial specimens and invertebrates as part of our long-term study on the biodiversity of subaquatic caves.  Data collection for this project began back in 2004, and the first five years served as a pilot study to examine the intricate food web dynamics and energy transfers in subaquatic caves.  These data led to a grant from the National Science Foundation for our principal investigators and their colleagues.  Several technical articles on this project were recently published in vol 42 of the journal Acta Carsologica.  Here are the links to the articles:  BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ON ACID GENERATION AT THE CONDUIT-BEDROCK BOUNDARY IN SUBMERGED CAVES: QUANTIFICATION THROUGH GEOCHEMICAL MODELING and AN APPROACH FOR COLLECTION OF NEARFIELD GROUNDWATER SAMPLES IN SUBMERGED LIMESTONE CAVERNS.

Our educational programs have been busy teaching kids and adults from Pennsylvania to Florida and beyond! We are grateful for the donors and sponsors that make these programs FREE and accessible to all!  Several weekends this year have been spent actively involved in coastal and watershed cleanups as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, which is a great way to network, share our mission, and join others who are inspired to protect our watery world.

Sadly, in September we learned of the passing of a fellow Cambrian Foundation diver.  Kenneth Schneider, an avid pilot, lost his life in a tragic plane crash near Saratoga, WY.  Our thoughts and prayers extend to his dear friends and family during this time.  He was an incredibly talented person, and we are grateful to his many contributions over the years.

We are currently celebrating our 20th anniversary!  Many thanks to all of the volunteers, project sponsors, partners, interns, donors, and others who have helped in numerous ways over the years!  Your continued support has made so many opportunities possible!

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Would you like to make a donation? Your support provides educational outreach programs to schools and community groups where we promote our mission statement with engaging presentations!

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Or mail to: Cambrian Foundation, 1572 Lawndale Circle, Ste. A, Winter Park, FL 32792

updated October 10, 2014