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Category: Friends of the Smokies

Elk monitoring in Cataloochee Valley

August 24, 2019

interns using telemetry equipment

Monitoring elk with telemetry was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Hunter Hicks explains the experience the interns had tracking down elk calves. by Hunter Hicks William Blount High School graduate…

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Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting in Tennessee and ending in North Carolina. The hike leader was Lynda Doucette, who recently retired after a 30-year career…

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GSMNP high school interns learn about Park, explore NPS career opportunities

August 15, 2019

GSMNP high school interns 2019

Sixteen high school students from schools in North Carolina and Tennessee were GSMNP interns this summer. For six weeks, the interns worked with rangers, Teachers in the Parks and volunteers on projects in the park to learn more about GSMNP…

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