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January 2021

Tree Biology 101 and Species Selection: class 2 of Greening Nashville’s Neighborhoods

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Imagine a wine glass sitting on top of a pancake: this is what a tree's actual root structure looks like. And do you know why "volcano mulching" is so dreaded? Learn surprising tree facts in this class, along with the tenets of "right tree, right place." Register through Nashville Community Education, and you'll receive the Zoom link each week:

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Educator Open House: Explore Virtual Learning!

January 28 @ 5:00 pm

Looking for science lesson plans and virtual science programs for your students? The Cumberland River Compact has designed a suite of K-12 virtual science lesson plans and virtual learning videos along with new virtual classroom programs for Tennessee students. During this free, live, 1-hour open house, we will go through our new virtual learning lesson platform, explore example lessons, and discuss how to use these lessons in your virtual (or in-person!) classroom. Plus, you will share and discuss best-practices from…

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February 2021

Planting Best Practices and Long-Term Care: class 3 in Greening Nashville’s Neighborhoods

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Did you know that you *want* to plant trees when the weather is cold? We're still well within planting season, so join us to learn the best practices for getting trees in the ground, and how to keep them alive once you've got 'em. Register through Nashville Community Education and you'll receive the Zoom link each week via email:

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Get Greener — Native Yards, Rain Gardens, and More: class 4 of Greening Nashville’s Neighborhoods

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Okay, you've planted trees in your yard... now what? How can you make your yard even greener and more environmentally friendly? The Cumberland River Compact staff will lead this final session of the Greening Nashville's Neighborhoods series. Register through Nashville Community Education, and you'll receive the Zoom link via email:

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Virtual Family Night: Fantastic Filtration

February 18 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a virtual family night. This February, our theme is pollution and filtration! Follow along with the story of Freddie the Fish to learn why pollution is bad for aquatic animals. Then, watch a demonstration on how natural systems help to filter out pollutants! Can't make this one? Check out our January Virtual Family Night:

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2021 Nashville Youth Climate Summit

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  The Cumberland River Compact in partnership with the Mayor's Youth Council presents the Nashville Youth Climate Summit. Join youth from across Nashville as we come together (virtually) to learn about climate change in our city and its global impacts. Local scientists, activists, and nonprofit leaders will lead collaborative sessions on climate change impacts and solutions. The day will cover topics from the basics of climate change to racial & climate justice, climate entrepreneurship + careers, sustainable food systems, climate…

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