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Nashville Zoo to host Giants of South America Presentation

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to present Giants of South America, an evening lecture with conservationist Dr. Arnaud Desbiez on Saturday, February 28th at 5:00pm Dr. Desbiez is a field researcher from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and coordinator of the Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project, Brazil.

For the past decade, Dr. Desbiez has led groundbreaking research associated with giant armadillo and giant anteater conservation. His lecture will highlight this work and discuss what can be done in the future to save these threatened species from extinction.

Giant Armadillo

Giant Armadillo

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Tennessee Department of Transportation prepared for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

“Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

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NASA monitors Severe Holiday Weather from Space

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on December 23rd brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA’s RapidScat captured data on winds while NOAA’s GOES satellite tracked the movement of the system.

NASA’s RapidScat instrument flies aboard the International Space Station and captured a look at some of the high winds from the storms that brought severe weather to the U.S. Gulf Coast on December 23rd. In addition, an animation of images from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite showed the movement of those storms and other weather systems from Canada to South America from December 21st to 24th.

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Montgomery County Historical Society to show documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.

The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival went Wild for Nashville Zoo’s Wildlife on Wheels

 

Clarksville's  Riverfest 2014Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Zoo’s “Wildlife on Wheels” was at Clarksville’s Riverfest 2014 on Saturday, September 6th at the Adventure Zone. The show is a regular at Riverfest each year and a hit with kids and adults alike.

“We love coming to Riverfest. At the Nashville Zoo, we just love being able to come out to events like this to educate young children and get them passionate about the animals,” stated BHD Keeper Anna Currie with the Nashville Zoo.

Nashville Zoo's Anna Currie talks to the audience about "Archimedes" the Eagle Owl at Clarksville's Riverfest.

Nashville Zoo’s Anna Currie talks to the audience about “Archimedes” the Eagle Owl at Clarksville’s Riverfest.

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Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari to be held this Thursday, September 4th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – On Thursday, September 4th, Wildlife meets nightlife at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual soiree of eats, drinks and animals. This year’s theme, Make Tracks, celebrates the arrival of Andean Bears at the Zoo in 2015.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Explore the exotic appeal of South America, the Andean Bear’s native land. Restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrees and sweets, and open bars will feature exotic concoctions from Nashville’s best beverage purveyors. Entertainment for the evening includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music, and special animal hosts.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for September 4th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Wildlife meets nightlife at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual soiree of eats, drinks and animals set for Thursday, September 4th. This year’s theme, Make Tracks, celebrates the arrival of Andean Bears at the Zoo in 2015.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Explore the exotic appeal of South America, the Andean Bear’s native land. Restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrees and sweets, and open bars will feature exotic concoctions from Nashville’s best beverage purveyors. Entertainment for the evening includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music, and special animal hosts.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Inner Voices at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum beginning July 3rd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery beginning July 3rd.

The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

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NASA Earth Science study uses UAVSAR imager to take close look at Volcanoes in Central, South America

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A NASA-developed airborne imager called a synthetic aperture radar took a detailed look at volcanoes in Central and South America during an Earth science study in late April and early May 2014.

The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was flown on NASA’s C-20A. The 29-day deployment ended May 6th when the aircraft returned to its base in Palmdale, California, after 19 flights totaling 97 hours in the air.

This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This false-color image of Peru’s Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA’s Jason-2 satellite data points to possible El Niño in 2014

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world’s oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet is more than 70% ocean, this information is crucial to global forecasts of weather and climate.

Lately, Jason-2 has seen something brewing in the Pacific—and it looks a lot like 1997.

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