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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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NASA’s CaveR rover helps scientists explore Underground Life

 

NASA Scientists test out new methods of discovering life in California lava tubes that could one day be used on other worlds.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSilicon Valley, CA – NASA says imagine descending into a cave carved out by lava to work alongside a rover about the size of Spirit and Opportunity on Mars, watching the pristine wilderness of a national park transition into tall pillars and stalactites, all in a search for subterranean microbes.

That was a typical day for NASA’s Biologic and Resource Analog Investigations in Low Light Environments project, also known as BRAILLE, while on deployment. Operated out of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, the BRAILLE team is developing the capability to detect life on the walls of volcanic caves from afar.

The CaveR rover preparing to search for life on the walls of a lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument in northeastern California. The rover's instrumentation can be seen in the box on its right side. (NASA)

The CaveR rover preparing to search for life on the walls of a lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument in northeastern California. The rover’s instrumentation can be seen in the box on its right side. (NASA)

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs is offering a Rough and Tough Hiking Tour

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Do you love to be outside? If the answer is yes, then you should join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for the Rough and Tough Hiking Tour.

The Rough and Tough Hiking Tour is a series of hikes designed to get adventurous souls out into some of the most wild and beautiful country in the area.

Outdoor Recreation staff will be leading these long strenuous hikes over rough terrain into remote areas where you will see old-growth trees, waterfalls, caves, cliffs, vistas, and wilderness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs is offering a Rough & Tough Hiking Tour

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Do you love to be outside? If the answer is yes, then you should join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for the Rough & Tough Hiking Tour.

The Rough & Tough Hiking Tour is a series of hikes designed to get adventurous souls out into some of the most wild and beautiful country in the area.

Outdoor Recreation staff will be leading these long strenuous hikes over rough terrain into remote areas where you will see old-growth trees, waterfalls, caves, cliffs, vistas, and wilderness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This camp is designed for children ages 8 and 9 years old. Programs will help children build a better relationship with the great outdoors and have fun, while learning.

Camp will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, June 18th-20th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs offers Rough & Tough Hiking Tour

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Do you love to be outside? If the answer is yes, then you should join Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs for the Rough & Tough Hiking Tour.

The Rough & Tough Hiking Tour is a series of hikes designed to get adventurous souls out into some of the most wild and beautiful country in the area.

Outdoor Recreation staff will be leading these long strenuous hikes over rough terrain into remote areas where you will see old-growth trees, waterfalls, caves, cliffs, vistas, and wilderness.

2014 Rough & Tough Hiking Tour

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Tennessee State Natural Areas Program Offers Two Mid-Winter Hikes in Middle Tennessee on January 26th

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.

On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»

 


TWRA reports State of Tennessee extends Public Caves Closure into Fourth Year to Protect Bats in Southeast

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Caves located on state lands in Tennessee will remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among the state’s bat population.

During the upcoming year, state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations will consult with recreational caving organizations to determine how to best manage the spread of this disease while maintaining high quality recreation. Biologists will also continue to work with researchers to better understand WNS and determine the best ways to mitigate the effects of WNS on Tennessee’s bats. «Read the rest of this article»

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State of Tennessee extends Public Caves Closure into third year to protect Bats in Southeast

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Caves located on state lands in Tennessee will remain closed in an effort to slow the spread of White Nose Syndrome (WNS) among the state’s bat population. During the upcoming year, state and Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations will consult with recreational caving organizations to determine how to best manage the spread of this disease while maintaining high quality recreation.

State land holding agencies including Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture initially agreed to close all caves on public property beginning July 1st, 2009. The Nature Conservancy has also agreed to follow the state’s lead to extend the closure on all caves located on Conservancy property. «Read the rest of this article»

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