Paddling Film Festival World Tour

Paddling Film Festival, Chattanooga

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Each ticket includes a raffle ticket for a chance at some awesome prizes and a one year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine. All proceeds benefit the Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance’s clean water projects, so through buying a ticket, you’re impacting change.

The Paddling Film Festival is being held at Square One Venue, on May 3rd, 2019, from 6:30-10pm. Tickets are $15, and are available at the door, or online.

They can be found on, or purchased at the link below for non-members.

Click here to buy tickets.

Come on down to Square One Venue off of Mountain Creek Road and watch this years winning films at Rock/Creek Paddle Sports and Outlet. Beer will be available for a donation!

Fifteen Years Really Flew By!

Caribbean Programme Director Nadia Cazaubon: Is Clear Water Clean Water?

Feb. 20, 2019 (St. Lucia) – Nadia Cazaubon is hard at work in St Lucia. She is busy directing the Caribbean arm of the organization, coordinating with the community, teaching them citizen science, and also looking to expand to new communities.

This talk is the 3rd in a series of 9 talks at the Saint Lucia Knowledge Fair. This event is organized by The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

So what’s the answer? Listen to the talk and find out from Nadia herself! 😉

Sea Currents - Caribbean-SEA Fall 2018 Newsletter

Sea Currents – Fall 2018 Newsletter

Save Water, Drink Wine 2019


Save Water Drink Wine is the Caribbean and Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and you won’t want to miss it.

Save Water Drink Wine is a way to learn more about the watersheds you live in, while drinking great wines and eating fantastic local foods. There will also be prizes to win, a silent auction and a blind wine tasting.

This event couples a unique approach of pairing watersheds with wines to provide a learning experience you aren’t likely to forget. The Barn Nursery features beautiful flora and atmosphere that really brings the event together.

On top of all these things, this event is a great way to meet some really awesome people in the Chattanooga area and build some lasting connections.

Save money by volunteering as your group’s Designated Driver.

Designated Drivers will be offered a half-off ticket price only available at the door.
This ticket will include everything a regular ticket does, except the alcohol.

The Designated Driver will not be allowed to drink alcohol, including participating in the blind tasting event.

St. Lucia We Love

The title of the catchy calypso song from a few years ago, St Lucia, We Love, really captured the essence of this trip to our Caribbean home base.  While the traffic was horrendous, the place and people were simply wonderful.  I learned about regattas by being a helper for the Yacht Club’s Mango Bowl Regatta, thanks to Lily!  Two experiences made the trip exceptional. One was all about our young people who have grown up into smart, caring young adults who are doing great things in their communities.  It made my year to talk  to and watch Neige, Kimberly, Keiwa, Kievan, and Pernill in action making their country a better place! The other is working with the

kids of today who are participating in community or school environmental clubs  and who have such great enthusiasm and joy in being together under the watchful eyes of a caring teacher like Valerie or our fabulous colleagues in the Peace Corps, Sean and Sarah, or our very own Nadia! Our reusable grocery bags were a big hit!  The Marigot kids earned money for their projects by selling them all so very fast!  Now we are working with a small grocer to also sell them for us. The grocery stores in St. Lucia no longer give out plastic bags, so this is great timing!

If we all just loved St. Lucia (or our own country) just a little bit more, then maybe our waters would be clean again and the plastic bags and straws and bottles wouldn’t be covering our ocean gyres.  Love St. Lucia!

Silent Disco

MerrellREI and The Gear Closet are all coming together to throw the SILENT DISCO PARTY OF THE YEAR and we want YOU to come!

The best part is that this FUN-raiser helps support the restoration projects and education programs of the Caribbean/Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance. You get to dance your butt off, drink some good beer, and support a good cause, all at once! What more could someone want?

Funky light up headphones, a live DJ, food, drinks, and great craft beers from Brew Market & Beer Garden will all be available at this event.

Purchasing a ticket means your first beer is FREE!

The event will be held in the lot between The Gear Closet and the Brew Market & Beer Garden off of Riverside Drive.

This is an 21+ event, so make sure to bring your ID with you.

Questions can be relayed to @thegearcloset on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Sponsored by REI Chattanooga and Merrell

Giving Tuesday Caribbean-SEA

Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday is more than just a day for fundraising. It’s a day for you to get to express what you value most through your support of an organization.

Here at the Caribbean/Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance, we would love your support to be able to keep doing what we love, and what ultimately matters. As a grassroots non-profit, it’s our job to work in local communities, educating the future generations and be the boots on the ground protecting, restoring and sustaining your local water quality.

Join us for #GivingTuesday, and help us continue our efforts, grow as an organization, and impact the world.

Ways To Give to Caribbean-SEA

Homeschool Stream Team

On Monday, homeschooler Cash, his little brother Colt, his mom, and TenneSEA staff Sara finally found a day without rain to venture out to Audubon Acres and make some observations of North Chickamauga Creek. As we were walking to the creek access, we quickly realized we were not the only ones in the woods. Read more