Creating Memorable Experiences Around Water
We know the best stewards of the environment are equipped with the knowledge, experiences, and skills to make an impact in their communities and beyond. We provide memorable experiences to students, train and connect educators, and cultivate young environmental leaders to address emerging challenges.
E-STEM FOR TENNESSEE’S TEACHERS
Explore science lessons designed to connect your students to Tennessee’s environment. Standards-aligned lessons are available for grades K-12 and are free for educators.
Our Youth Education and Teacher Training programs are supported by the Henry Laird Smith Family Foundation, The Memorial Foundation, Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation, Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, CAT Financial, Piedmont Natural Gas, the Nashville Predators Foundation, and Colonial Pipeline.
Tennessee Environmental Education Organization of the Year – 2021
Diversified Trust New Generations Finalist – 2021
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City Nature Challenge
Biodiversity is everywhere, even in thriving urban areas like Nashville. Join us each Spring for the Nashville City Nature Challenge as we compete with cities all around the globe to show our city’s wonderfully diverse urban wildlife! We need YOU to be a citizen scientist and document the wildlife you see in your backyard, schoolyard, or local park. During the Nashville City Nature Challenge, snap a photo and upload your wildlife observations to iNaturalist. You will be helping us understand what plants and animals call Nashville home.
Want to check out observations from previous challenges? Check out the project pages below:
City Nature Challenge 2022City Nature Challenge 2021City Nature Challenge 2020City Nature Challenge 2019 City Nature Challenge 2018 City Nature Challenge 2017