Conservation Expo schedule

So this interesting thing is happening Saturday, the Centennial Conservation Expo at Chilhowee Park. There will be events games for the children and speakers, demonstratins and other events grown-ups.

Children and adults are welcome at any of the events listed, but some groups may find certain events more enterating than others. Here’s the list, from a release:

OPENING CEREMONIES

11-11:30 a.m.: Keynote speaker Leila Pinchot, with Mayor Madeline Rogero (Main stage, outdoors)

MUSIC

10-10:45 a.m.: Knoxville Community Band (Main stage, outdoors)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Shelter Road Band (Main stage, outdoors)

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: The Johnson Swingtet (Main stage, outdoors)

3-4 p.m.: The Bearded (Main stage, outdoors)

FOR THE KIDS

All day: Games and crafts in parking lot in front of the Jacob Building

11:30-12:15: One World Circus “Worm Show”
(Lakeside gazebo, outdoors)

12:30-1 p.m.: Conservation Storytime (Knox County Public Library)
(Lakeside gazebo, outdoors)

1:45-2:30 p.m.: One World Circus “Pirate Show”
(Lakeside gazebo, outdoors)

3-3:30: Conservation Storytime (Knox County Public Library)
(Lakeside gazebo, outdoors)

TALKS/TOURS/DEMONSTRATIONS

10:20-10:50 a.m.: The Great Expositions of Chilhowee Park: 1910, 1911 and 1913
Steve Cotham, Knox County Historian and Manager of the McClung Historical Collection
(Speaking stage, Jacob Building)

11: 30 a.m.: Professional Tree Care Demonstration
Cortese Tree Specialist and Wolf Tree Expert Company
(See site map – tree is on hill down from the bandstand)

Noon-12:30: Not Just Another Tree
Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville Urban Forester
(Speaking stage, Jacob Building)

Noon-2 p.m.: Golden Gloves Open House
Tour the Golden Gloves Arena inside the Kerr Building. Watch local fighters training, and learn a little Knoxville boxing history!.

1 p.m.: Professional Tree Care Demonstration
Cortese Tree Specialist and Wolf Tree Expert Company
(See site map – tree is on hill down from the bandstand)

1-1:30 p.m.: Biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains
Todd Witcher, Discover Life in America
(Speaking stage, Jacob Building)

1:30 p.m. Tree Care Tour of Chilhowee Park
Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville Urban Forester
(Meet on grassy “lily pad” by the lake, next to the main stage)

2-2:30: Conservation Then and Now: The Legacy of Harry Ijams
Paul James, Executive Director of Ijams Nature Center
(Speaking stage, Jacob Building)

3 p.m.: Professional Tree Care Demonstration
Cortese Tree Specialist and Wolf Tree Expert Company
(See site map – tree is on hill down from the bandstand)

3-3:30 p.m.: Fish in the Southeast: Imperilment and Conservation
Patrick Rakes, Co-Director of Conservation Fisheries
(Speaking stage, Jacob Building)

About Gerald

A reporter in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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