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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Trail Work Volunteers Needed

September 17, 2019

Smokies-Trail-Volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is excited to announce a number of trail maintenance volunteer workdays in North Carolina and Tennessee that showcase a number meaningful partnerships with organizations who actively support our mission. All necessary paperwork to register as…

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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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