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September 2021

River Talks: Cumberland River: Nashville’s Most Important Asset

September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Cumberland River: Nashville's Most Important Asset David Ewing (Nashville Historian) Thursday September 30th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm Virtual (Zoom link will be provided upon registration) Register here The Cumberland River is a powerful important waterway that connects Nashville with the region, supplies water to the area and continues to be a mode of transportation. Learn the history of this important river and how it literally was responsible for the founding of the City of Nashville and was once navigated by Captain Ryman who brought goods…

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October 2021

River Talks: Urban Trees “Walk and Talk”

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1015 Kellow St, Nashville, TN 37208, 1015 Kellow St
Nashville, TN 37208 United States
Free

  Urban Trees "Walk and Talk" Meg Morgan (Cumberland River Compact) Thursday, October 7th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm 1015 Kellow St, Nashville, TN 37208 Register here Urban trees are invaluable, critical infrastructure in cities, and they make a huge difference in neighborhood livability. During this "walk and talk" event at the urban tree planting site of Hull Jackson Montessori Elementary in North Nashville, we will discuss the connections between urban forests and water quality, and why trees are essential for public health.…

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e-STEM for Tennessee’s Teachers (K-8 Training)

October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

e-STEM for Tennessee's Teachers K-8 Training Environmental STEM education resources, lessons, and techniques for your K-8 classroom! Friday October 8th, 2021 12:00-3:00pm CST Virtual via Zoom REGISTER HERE Priority spots saved for Davidson, Sumner, and Robertson County educators, but open to all. Join the Cumberland River Compact for a 3-hour professional development session on place-based environment STE(A)M education! You will learn how to use the biodiverse ecosystems of Tennessee's backyard as an inspiration for your classroom content. What You'll Learn: The…

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River Talks: Downstream Impacts from Inland Streams

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nashville Public Library Green Hills, 3701 Benham Avenue
Nashville, TN 37215 US
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DOWNSTREAM IMPACTS FROM INLAND STREAMS Anne Hoos US Geological Survey, Retired (Scientist Emerita) Cumberland River Compact Board Member Thursday, October 14th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm Green Hills Library 3701 Benham Ave, Nashville, TN 37215 Register here. Many of our actions on land have the effect of mobilizing nutrients (the chemicals nitrogen and phosphorus) to streams and rivers, which in turn has caused nutrient pollution and eutrophication in surface waters worldwide.  The most severe environmental impacts are often to lakes and coastal waters…

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River Talks: Sustainable Investing

October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Sustainable Investing Thursday, October 21st 12:00-1:00pm Virtual Register here.  Curious about how to make your investing sustainable? Join us to learn about all the ways you can make a difference with your dollar. Sustainable investing allows clients to purposely invest in companies and initiatives making a positive impact in the world. This approach assesses not only a company’s bottom line, but the way it gets there.

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River Talks: Aquatic Connectivity and the Power of Dam Removals

October 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nashville Public Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Antioch, TN 37013 US
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AQUATIC CONNECTIVITY AND THE POWER OF DAM REMOVALS Rob Bullard (The Nature Conservancy) and Jed Grubbs (Cumberland River Compact) Thursday, October 28th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm Nashville Public Library Southeast Branch 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy #201, Antioch, TN 37013 There will be an opportunity to visit a nearby dam removal project after the talk.  Register here.  Across the Cumberland River basin, streams are blocked by dams and other barriers resulting in one of the greatest threats to aquatic biodiversity and water quality. These obstructions block aquatic migrations,…

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November 2021

River Talks: Stream Restoration Across the Cumberland River Basin

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
City of Goodlettsville Auditorium, 105 South Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072 United States
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STREAM RESTORATION ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND RIVER BASIN Celebrating the UN Decade of Restoration  Mekayle Houghton, Jed Grubbs, and Will Caplenor (Cumberland River Compact) TALK AND PROJECT TOUR Thursday, November 4th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm City of Goodlettsville Auditorium 105 South Main Street Goodlettsville, TN 37072 Register here The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a worldwide rallying cry for the protection and revival of ecosystems. Launching in 2021, the UN Decade continues to 2030 and aims restore ecosystems to achieve global goals. Across the…

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January 2022

Teacher Open House (Virtual) – January 20th

January 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Cumberland River Compact Teacher Open House Thursday January 20th (4:30-5:30pm CST) Saturday January 22nd (10:00-11:00am CST) You only need to attend one session.  We are looking for educators to create environmental STEM lesson plans based in Tennessee! Join us for an informational session to learn more about what we are looking for in new lesson plans and the stipends available for creating them. The lesson plans will be provided to teachers throughout the state to encourage teaching about the local…

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Teacher Open House (Virtual) – January 22nd

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Cumberland River Compact Teacher Open House Saturday January 22nd (10:00-11:00am CST) You only need to attend one session. The other session is January 20th. We are looking for educators to create environmental STEM lesson plans based in Tennessee! Join us for an informational session to learn more about what we are looking for in new lesson plans and the stipends available for creating them. The lesson plans will be provided to teachers throughout the state to encourage teaching about the…

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Franklin’s Water and How You Can Help (Meet the Cumberland River Compact!)

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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Free

Franklin's Water and How You Can Help Learn and Meet with the Cumberland River Compact Stormwater in the City of Franklin Thursday January 27th 6:00-7:00pm Williamson County Library Light snacks and refreshments provided. Registration in advance is preferred.  Do you know the name of the stream closest to you? Do you know how you make an impact on the quality of our water? Well, we can help you find the answers! Join the Cumberland River Compact in the City of…

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