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Category: Smokies Photos

Archaeological survey provides learning experience for GSMNP high school interns

September 26, 2019

GSMNP archaeologist digging

GSMNP high school intern Staci Mann describes the experience of working with park archaeologists to conduct a survey, using shovels, tarps, a GPS and a sifter. The GSMNP summer high school internship program enables students to learn more about NPS…

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Surveying fish populations in GSMNP streams

September 19, 2019

electrofishing in GSMNP Middle Prong

Working with the GSMNP Fisheries Division was one of the many learning experiences for the high school students who were GSMNP summer interns. In this guest blog post, Hunter Carr shares what was involved in conducting a fish survey of…

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Bird banding to help monitor bird populations in GSMNP

September 12, 2019

Noelle Boswick holding Carolina Wren

GSMNP high school summer interns spent six weeks learning about the resources of the park and the work of the rangers. Noelle Beswick writes about the interns’ experience learning to catch and band birds for monitoring bird populations. by Noelle…

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