TWRA to Be Represented at Cookeville’s 7th Annual Nature Fest
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 05:17am
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in the city of Cookeville and Putnam County’s 7th Annual Nature Fest to be held Thursday, April 14 through Sunday, April 17.
Nature Fest is a four-day event that celebrates the great outdoors and is designed to educate the citizens of the Upper Cumberland region and beyond about the plentiful opportunities to experience and enjoy nature in the region.
All indoor programs for the free event will be held at Pennebaker Hall on the Tennessee Tech University campus. Most of the outdoor activities will be held at Cane Creek Park.
The TWRA Education Trailer will be on display at Cane Creek on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit will be available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Chris Simpson, TWRA Region III Wildlife Diversity Coordinator, will be present with display.
Nature Fest has seen growth in each of its six previous years of existence. Among the presentations scheduled are birds of prey, water mammals, precious stones, arrowhead making, canoeing, caves, snakes, and wildlife rehabilitation. Video tours of the Galapagos and Falkland islands will be presented. The Tennessee Hull-York Lakeland Resource Conservation and Development District will be displaying and demonstrating its Enviroscape. Local 4-H groups will have displays.
For more information telephone (931) 520-4386, or check the following websites: www.naturefestcookeville.com, or www.cookeville-tn.org/ls.