Category: Guest Blog Post

GSMNP high school interns value learning about NPS careers, gaining friends, developing self-confidence

December 4, 2018

GSMNP interns lead interpretive session - NPS photo

Brette Pattillo shares the experience of the GSMNP high school summer interns. Brette says the interns were brought together by their intrigue and love of nature. They learned about NPS careers, challenged themselves, developed friendships, and became stewards of the…

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Flat Creek Trail – Classic Hike of the Smokies

November 9, 2018

FOTS Oct 2018 Classic Hike - photo by Linda Spangler

The FOTS October Classic Hike of Flat Creek Trail was led by Jack Case. A life-long resident of the Maggie Valley, Jack shares insights about the area during the hike on a day when they saw elk and mountain views….

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GSMNP interns practice search and rescue skills

October 19, 2018

GSMNP interns practice first aid

Megan Galloway, a high school student at Haywood Early College in Waynesville, North Carolina,¬†participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park‚Äôs high school internship program for six weeks this past summer. In this post, she shares the events of the…

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