Winter Road Status
During winter, roads in the park may close due to snow and ice, especially at night when water from melting refreezes on roads. For road status information please call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow road updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Young Scientists Needed to Help Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Contact: Emily Guss, (865) 436-1713
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering two special programs for youth to participate in science & service activities this summer:” Special Scientist” and “Student Volunteer Days.”
Young scientists are invited to become “Special Scientists” and learn about some unique critters that are part of the amazing biodiversity of the Smokies. Registration is not required. Contact Park Ranger Emily Guss at 865-436-1713 for more information.
Student Volunteer Days
High school students, recent graduates, and their families can spend time in the field with a Park Ranger conducting scientific projects such as salamander monitoring, tree identification and mapping, and water quality assessments. These hands-on projects provide participants with a specialized field experience that will help Park researchers perform important studies. This experience also provides young people an opportunity to get involved in science and in their national park in a fun and interesting way.
Tennessee Location: August 2
North Carolina Location: August 1
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