Weather Service Casts Its Line to Educate Children

The Annual Catfish Rodeo was held at Shelby Park, in
East Nashville, on June 8, 2013. This event provides
an opportunity for up to 600 kids to fish free at Lake Sevier,
inside the park,
and to learn about water resources.

It is sponsored by the Cumberland River Compact and
creates a fun educational enviornment, often including folks
from Metro Water Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Agency (TWRA), the National Weather Service, and others.
All these agencies
participated in a scavenger hunt where
children learned about all sorts of things dealing with
water, wildlife and river systems. Educational booth topics
included fishing, boating and water education activities.

Each  time a child participated in an educational opportunity
at one of the established booths, they received a unique
stamp on their Cumberland River Watershed Map. One such
map, held by an industrious rodeo participant, is shown

Following is a picture showing National Weather Service Hydrologist
James LaRosa demonstrating the flood plain model to several
rodeo participants:

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