Category: Friends of the Smokies

Time Travel: Historic Preservation in GSMNP

August 26, 2015

by Brent McDaniel, Director of Marketing Our first session of Experience Your Smokies, “Historic Preservation & Elkmont,” promised to be something special and it did not disappoint. We started our day in the Appalachian Clubhouse, a rebuilt structure originally erected…

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Mt. LeConte hike provides memorable experience

August 15, 2015

Rainbow atop Mt. Leconte

Sixty hikers took part in a special FOTS overnight hike to Mt. LeConte, July 20-21. The group departed from the Newfound Gap parking lot, hiking the Appalachian Trail and then the Boulevard Trail to Mt. LeConte. The hike leader was…

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Dragonfly Mercury Project — research initiative for GSMNP high school interns

July 28, 2015

Dragonfly Mercury Project with high school interns

by Bella Weeks Rising Senior Jackson County Early College –¬† Sylva, North Carolina During the¬†Summer Internship with Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) and American Conservation Experience (ACE), the North Carolina interns got the opportunity to collect dragonfly larvae from…

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