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TWRA to Play Role at Cookeville’s 9th Annual Nature Fest

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 02:55am

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in the city of Cookeville and Putnam County’s 9th Annual Nature Fest to be held Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21. 

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, and the Oakley STEM Center.  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 the display. Mark Thurman, TWRA Region III Fisheries Coordinator, will be giving a presentation on salamanders on Thursday evening in Pennebaker Hall. TWRA Region III Big Game Biologist will be giving a presentation on wild hogs throughout Tennessee.

 Nature Fest has seen growth in each of its eighth previous years of existence. Among the other presentations scheduled are birds of prey, water mammals, hummingbirds, turtles, frogs, arrowhead making, canoeing, and snakes. 

For more information telephone (931) 520-4386, or check the following websites:, or


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