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Category: Smokies Photos

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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Interpretation encourages GSMNP visitors to care for park resources, build emotional connections with park

September 5, 2019

GSMNP interns displaying interpretation projects

Learning to talk with GSMNP visitors about park resources¬† was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Abbey Lawrence¬† writes about the training involved to do interpretation presentations and the interns’ experience…

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