• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Event Details

  • 07/01/2013

    Location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Time: 1:00 PM Fee Information: $564 per person Contact Name: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Contact Email: mail@gsmit.org Contact Phone Number: (865) 448-6709

Explore the spectacular natural history and biological diversity of the Smokies with your family. Spend Trees & Birds Day getting to know a few of the 130 tree species and 240 birds that live here. On High Country Day visit the loftiest peaks in the park, glimpse amazing views, explore the Spruce-Fir forest, and catch Red-Cheeked Salamanders found nowhere else on earth. Backcountry Day means the chance to get out in the wild on hikes ranging from 5 to 12 miles. Get your feet wet in a rushing mountain creek on Aquatic Day, turning over rocks and discovering what denizens inhabit the watery depths of the Smokies.  In the evening enjoy a live predator program or a talk by a black bear expert, as well as night walks and campfires with stories and songs. As a part of this family adventure, each participant will receive a copy of Great Smoky Mountains Pocket Guide & Journal. This program is for ages 11 and up. 

Cost: $564 per person (or $2,256 per family of four).  For more information and registration, visit www.roadscholar.org using program code 20985.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is an educational partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont is a non-profit environmental education center that provides programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For additional information, visit Tremont's website http://www.gsmit.org