Most workshops are offered free of charge or at a reduced rate. See below for details on upcoming workshops.
Bring your Classroom to the Smokies and the Smokies to your Classroom
Making STEM Easy
Funding for this workshop is made possible through a grant from the Alcoa Foundation through Friends of the Smokies. As a requirement of the funding grant, participating teachers will be required to bring their students on a free field trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park during the 2014-2015 school year. Rangers will work with the teachers to reach all necessary curriculum goals.
The workshop will include lunch, free materials, and take-home resources. Flexible in-service hours will be offered to all participants (must be approved by your school). Limited space is available and registration closes on Tuesday, September 23rd. Please contact Emily Guss to register at 865-436-1713.
Got Elk? Fall Research in the Smokies
The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a residential environmental learning center located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont offers workshops and programs for everyone, from teachers to grade school children to Elderhostel groups. Several special programs for teachers are offered including Teacher Escape Weekends, a Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification series, and Science Teacher Institutes, to help you improve your teaching skills while enjoying the beauty of the park. For more information, call (865) 448-6709 or visit the Tremont website.
The Smoky Mountain Field School offers high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. For more information and a schedule of programs, call (865) 974-0150.
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...