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Responsible Recreation in Our Cumberland River Basin

What is the Cumberland River Basin? The Cumberland River Basin is a drainage area made up of 14 sub-watersheds that span over 18,000 square miles of Tennessee and Kentucky.  Our basin is considered to be among the most biodiverse regions in the world! The Cumberland River basin boasts diverse geography, wildlife, culture, and history and […]


Spring Week! Daily Activities to Explore Nature

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and the green spaces around us are beginning to bloom. Many schools are out this week for spring break, so we thought we’d put together a week full of activities that will be fun for the whole family. Each day has a theme complete with […]


Student Nature Writing

Notes on Nature: Student Writing Winners

The Cumberland River Compact and SLANT (Student Literary Artists of Nashville, TN) are excited to publish six pieces of original creative writing from our 2020 Notes on Nature competition. Over 90 students submitted work to the inaugural competition. Each student completed one of four nature investigations and then used a writing prompt to guide their […]



While there are plenty of ways to get out and connect with nature in person, reading can allow you to connect with the natural world in ways like never before. Below are some of our staff’s favorite picks about the environment that cover stories both fiction and non-fiction. Happy Reading!   Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin […]


Take the eco-Summer Challenge!

Are you ready to take the eco-summer challenge? Each week in July, we challenge kids and their families to participate in a summer challenge! Each challenge encourages you and your kids to get outside, explore nature, and create! Check out the description and guidelines for each challenge below. Once you complete your challenge, stop by […]