Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is announcing that the Burt-Cobb Community Center in Clarksville will continue to provide emergency shelter through noon Thursday, February, 19th, 2015.
“Yesterday, based on predictions about the weather, we announced that we would evaluate the shelter need on Tuesday,” said Mayor McMillan. “It’s one thing to plan based on predictions and another to respond to a known situation.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include: 50K Tree Day, 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Fly Fishing program for youth and teens and Winter Gym.
Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – Sometimes it takes a village to find new and unusual objects in space. Volunteers scanning tens of thousands of starry images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, using the Web-based Milky Way Project, recently stumbled upon a new class of curiosities that had gone largely unrecognized before: yellow balls.
The rounded features are not actually yellow — they just appear that way in the infrared, color-assigned Spitzer images.
Clarksville, TN – More than 500 student volunteers will gather on the campus of Austin Peay State University Friday, January 30th for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers will do their part to help alleviate hunger in a third-world country with a meal-packaging event hosted by the APSU Diversity Committee and Feed My Starving Children. The event will take place from 10:00am-5:30pm at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is seeking volunteers for FrogWatch USA, an amphibian monitoring program sponsored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo will be holding a training session on Saturday, February 7th at 1:00pm.
Tennessee is home to 21 native species of amphibians, however many are threatened with extinction.
FrogWatch USA gets citizens directly involved in gathering information that can lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
The victory for Tennessee (13-2, 3-0 SEC) was their third over a Top-10 opponent this season and fourth over a ranked team during the nine-game win streak.
The Lady Vols have three wins over Top-10 teams for the first time since their last National Championship season, 2007-08, when Tennessee beat eight Top-10 teams in their 36-2 campaign.
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) data analyzed by Volunteer Disk Detectives finds possible Planetary Habitats
Written by Francis Reddy
Greenbelt, MD – A NASA-sponsored website designed to crowdsource analysis of data from the agency’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has reached an impressive milestone.
In less than a year, citizen scientists using DiskDetective.org have logged 1 million classifications of potential debris disks and disks surrounding young stellar objects (YSO). This data will help provide a crucial set of targets for future planet-hunting missions.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is hosting an open house for anyone interested in joining the Zoo’s docent program. The open house will take place Saturday, January 10th from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Zoo’s Croft Center.
Docents are a specialized group of the Zoo’s volunteer corps who are committed to educating the public about the Zoo’s animals as well as conservation and wildlife issues. Through specialized training and practice, a docent interacts with the public through the use of live animals, biofacts and other educational tools.
Clarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries is extending its emergency warming shelter until Thursday, November 20th, 2014, at 8:00am. The shelter is located in the TMS Contracting building (635 Frosty Morn Drive).
Volunteers (18 and older) are needed to assist in manning the shelter. Sign up for a four-hour shift on the Manna Café website, www.mannacafeministries.com , on the Refuge page. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking volunteers willing to provide biological information from white-tailed deer harvested during the 2014-15 seasons.
Deer hunting clubs harvesting more than ten deer a year are encouraged to participate. A representative of a qualifying hunt club interested in participating is encouraged to send an email expressing such interest to TWRA.TNDeerData@tn.gov by Friday, November 7th. In response, the TWRA will send more information on how to participate.
For more information, contact the TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division at 615.781.5262.
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