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Austin Peay State University’s Amy Wright publishes new essay collection titled “Think I’ll Go Eat a Worm”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The risotto had crickets in it. Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of languages and literature, knew the insects were dead, but something about their small faces bothered her.

“These were whole crickets, and they appeared to be looking back at us,” she said. “I said, ‘I don’t know if I can do this.”

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Amy Wright.

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Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.

Beginning June 1st, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. The new policy aims to prevent or slow the introduction of exotic insects or diseases into parks that could otherwise threaten the health of our trees and forests.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

The emerald ash borer is one of many harmful pests that can reside undetected in firewood.

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold Junior Ranger Day Camp June 15th – 17th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s third 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 15th – 17th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for September 25th through September 30th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Trees, Insects, Recovery Trail Hike, Port Royal Hike and Cleanup, Recovery Trail Hike and Trail Hike and Park Cleanup.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 24th through August 30th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Sights and Sounds of the Night, Port Royal Hike, The Secret World of Bats, Night Hike, Cave Hike, Insects, and Interpretive Morning Hike.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 6th through August 9th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Port Royal Trail of Tears, Wildflower Walk, Cave Hike, Evening Hike and Herpetological Morning Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold Junior Ranger Day Camp in June

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s second 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 17th – 19th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Junior Ranger Day Camp at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 3rd through August 9th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Nature Boot Camp, Beginning Birding, Trail of Tears Walk, Fishing Equipment and Techniques, and Insects.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 30th through August 2nd, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Port Royal History Walk, Lake Life, The Secret World of Bats and Walk with the Naturalist.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 20th through July 26th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Bugs, Slugs and Other Uugs, National Moth Week, Lake Life, Port Royal History Walk, Evening Nature Hike, Kids Nature Games, and Cooling at the Cave.

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

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