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June 2022 Grotto Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
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June 2nd @ 6:30pm - Join us for our monthly grotto meeting at our new location! Special presentation by Ellen Whittle who will present An Overview of Bats and Horsethief Cave. Keep Reading

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May 2022 Grotto Meeting Image

May 2022 Grotto Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
May 5th @ 6:30pm - Join us for our monthly grotto meeting at our new location! Special presentation by Christian DeCelle who will be presenting his work in Logsdon Cave and some of his Alaska exploration.
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10th Annual Nashville Outdoor Rec Festival & Expo

by Nashville Grotto
4/9/2022 - 9:00am-3:30pm -Spend the day at Bells Bend Outdoor Center at the 10th Annual Nashville Outdoor Recreation Festival & Expo. Come out and see the latest and greatest equipment and visit our booth and ask us all your cave questions!
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April 2022 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
Our monthly grotto meeting featuring a special presentation by former grotto member Hali Steinmann will present on Working in Karst - Taking a dive into Hali's professional work as a geologist in Tennessee's karst regions.
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March 2022 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
March 3rd @ 7:00pm - Our monthly grotto meeting featuring a special presentation by Niles Lathrop who will be speaking about Northern California Cave Exploration.
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The NSS Headquarters Tour

by Nashville Grotto
Last week, grotto members Jody Bailey, Gerald Monie, and Larry Matthews took a trip to the NSS headquarters to pick up some books. A few days later, their footage was found...
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Other News
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February 2022 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
February 3rd @ 7:00pm - Our monthly grotto meeting featuring a special presentation by grotto member Corey Ellis on the recent exploration of Pleasant Ridge Cave and nearby systems.
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Petzl Pirana Recall

by Aaron Irons
Recall of PIRANA descenders (D005AA00 and D005AA01) due to a drowning risk if the rope accidentally gets blocked in the blocking slot. Immediately stop using the descenders affected by this recall.
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Gear News
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January 2022 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
January 6th @ 6:30pm - The first meeting of the new year! Join us for our monthly members meeting and special presentation by cave biology specialist, Hannah Lieffrieng.
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November 2021 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
November 4th @ 6:30pm - Join us for our monthly members meeting where we discuss all things caving!
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The Caverns is hiring!

by Nashville Grotto
Located in Grundy County, Tennessee, The Caverns is a world-renowned destination known for live music in beautiful natural settings and they are currently hiring!
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October 2021 Meeting Image

October 2021 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
October 7th @ 6:30pm - Member Ashley Adkins Irons will present on her experience exploring Montana Caves this summer with AmericCorps.
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September 2021 Meeting Image

September 2021 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
September 2 @ 6:00pm - This is the Nashville Grotto's monthly meeting for September, to be held at Shelter #10 at Edwin Warner Park. Open to the public and in person only.
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August 2021 Meeting Image

August 2021 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
8/5/2021 - This meeting will be both in-person and online. Join us for our monthly members meeting where we discuss all things caving!
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May 2021 Meeting Image

May 2021 Meeting

by Nashville Grotto
Join us for the monthly Nashville Grotto Meeting featuring guest speaker Paul Burger and his presentation on exploring Alaskan Lava Tubes! (video available)
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Survey Talk - Part 5 - Pit Survey Image

Survey Talk - Part 5 - Pit Survey

by Nashville Grotto
Part 5 of the Nashville Grotto series, Survey Talk with Josh Brewer. This week guest host Ben Miller will discuss surveying pits. (Video Available)
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Classes & Workshops
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Survey Talk - Part 4 - Sketching

by Nashville Grotto
Part 4 of the Nashville Grotto series, Survey Talk with Josh Brewer. This week he discusses Intro to Cave Map Symbols & Cross-Sections.
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April 2021 Meeting - Jim "Crash" Kennedy

by Nashville Grotto
4/1/2021 - 7:00pm - Join us for our monthly meeting where Jim "Crash" Kennedy will take you on a geographic, geologic, biologic, and scenic tour of the Sierra Madre Oriental area in Mexico.
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Survey Talk - Part 2 - Recording Data Image

Survey Talk - Part 2 - Recording Data

by Nashville Grotto
In Part 2 of this series, Josh explains the importance of collecting and recording accurate data while surveying in an often hostile environment, where water, mud, and tight spaces add to the challenges of taking readings.
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March 2021 Meeting - Hawaii Speleological Survey

by Nashville Grotto
3/4/2021 - 7:00pm - Join us for our monthly meeting where Bob Richards will present "Hawaii Speleological Survey: 30 years of great discoveries, exploring, mapping the longest and deepest lava caves in the world."
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December 2020 Meeting - Virtual Holiday Party

by John Baker
Join us for the December Holiday Grotto Virtual Gathering this Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm. Elections will be held, followed by holiday festivities. Prizes will be given out for trivia and other contests.
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May 2020 Meeting - Intro to Cave Survey & Inventory Image

May 2020 Meeting - Intro to Cave Survey & Inventory

by Aaron Irons
Join us for this month for, “Intro to Cave Survey & Inventory” presented by Josh Brewer. Here he’ll discuss types of data surveyors collect, how they collect it, and why it’s important to survey in the first place.
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April 2020 Meeting - Tennessee Geology

by Nashville Grotto
Due to increased risk with COVID-19, April's Grotto meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. We are going to be having a presentation by our very own Grotto Chair, Caralynn Strand, on Tennessee Geology.
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COVID-19 Update

by Nashville Grotto
Concerns regarding the threat of the Coronavirus have been brought to the attention of the Executive Committee. For this reason, we are looking at alternatives for the meeting via web-based/virtual means.
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Special News
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Savage Cove Cleanup Weekend

by Aaron Irons
Volunteers from all over TAG and beyond came together this weekend to help clean up an illegal dumpsite in Grundy County, TN.
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Grotto News
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The New Nashville Grotto Website

by Aaron Irons
The Nashville Grotto website has been revamped and updated with all an all-new design meant to showcase who we are and what we do to the community.
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Special News
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SERA Winter Business Meeting 2020

by Aaron Irons
The Nashville Grotto was well represented at the meeting this year by members Kim Fedrick, Julianne Ramsey, Gerald Moni, Chuck Sutherland, Rachel Saker, John Hoffelt, Chrys Hulbert. Zeke McKee, and Alan Hatcher.
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