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Category: Events and Opportunities

GSMNP internship program changes view of NPS, career goals & lives

September 16, 2017

NC interns cleaning lake

by Parker Chatham 2017¬†Swain County High School graduate, North Carolina This year, ten North Carolina high school students were employed through the American Conservation Experience (ACE) and selected to work with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The purpose of…

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Snail collecting shows interns big picture and detail of GSMNP

September 10, 2017

GSMNP high school interns collecting snails

by Eliza Watson 2017 graduate of Swain County High School, North Carolina As part of the GSMNP Summer Internship program, we interns traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway on the hunt for snails, slugs and millipedes. With assistance and knowledge…

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Rainbow Falls restoration work underway

August 30, 2017

Rainbow Falls rock staircase

by Julie Dodd The Trails Forever crew is hard at work restoring the Rainbow Falls Trail, one of the popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke even stopped by last week to…

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