Smoky Mountain Field School

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Learn more about mountain life, wildlife and nature with a class, workshop or hike with the Smoky Mountain Field School.

A cooperative effort by The University of Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, a wide range of programs are offered from March into the fall.  Now in its 37th year, park rangers and UT faculty join forces to offer unique wilderness learning adventures and experiences.

Interactive programs range from learning how to fly-fish, backpacking with children, birding, and early settler mountain cooking, to numerous offerings about the animals, trees, flowers and even polliwogs living in the Park.

We attended a program about Elks and it was fascinating.  Not only did we gain appreciation of these majestic animals and learn about their reintroduction into the park, but we also really enjoyed meeting our co-participants.  To a person, they were interesting, intelligent and focused on learning more about the incredible environment within the 800 square mile Park.

For details and/or to request a catalog: smfs.utk.edu                   865-974-0150

PS – for the uninitiated, the 865 area code stands for VOL

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