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Urban Heat Youth Fellows Program

Announcing the Urban Heat Youth Fellows Program! The Cumberland River Compact is partnering with MTSU professors Dr. Adelle Monteblanco and Dr. Alisa Hass to offer the Urban Heat Youth Fellows program, an environmental leadership and research summer program for 15 – 18-year-old urban Nashville residents. The program focuses on understanding the science of high temperatures […]

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Underwater Rainforests of Life: Stories of Southeastern Biodiversity (with. Dr. Anna George, Tennessee Aquarium)

 Summary: The rivers and streams of the southeastern United States feature astounding biodiversity, warranting the nickname of “underwater rainforests” of life. From the colorful tangerine darter to the charismatic river chub and the prehistoric sturgeon, you can find a little bit of everything in our waterways. Yet we also know these species are threatened […]

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Snakes in the Cumberland River Basin 101

Spending your summers outside in Middle Tennessee means you have a high likelihood of running into three things that can make your hair stand up. Ticks, poison ivy, and snakes. I won’t attempt to change your mind on the first two, but snakes play an important role in our area and pose a far less […]

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Reforestation of Appalachia’s Mine Lands

  Summary: Across Appalachia, thousands of acres of formerly mined land sits barren or has been converted to gravelly grassland. These sites were once home to thriving forest ecosystems and some of our region’s most astounding biodiversity. Through a specific reforestation process known as the Forestry Reclamation Approach, these sites can be improved by removing […]

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