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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Teacher in Parks program helps teachers learn about GSMNP resources and expand their teaching skills

July 21, 2019

GSMNP mapping elk locations

by Julie Dodd The Teacher in Parks (TiP) program offers teachers the opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural resources of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The teachers can take knowledge and incorporate it into their lesson plans and…

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FOTS Gatlinburg Overnight Experience: Hiking, learning more about GSMNP and meeting with Superintendent Cassius Cash

July 10, 2019

GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash and members of FOTS

Friends of the Smokies hosted the Gatlinburg Overnight Experience, June 25-26, including  group hikes, a tour of the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, and a talk by Superintendent Cassius Cash on the state of the Park. The proceeds from…

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Volunteer with Trails Forever crew on Trillium Gap Trail

June 22, 2019

GSMNP Trails Forever volunteers

by Julie Dodd You can be part of restoring Trillium Gap Trail by volunteering with the Trails Forever crew. The crew is working on the trail Mondays through Thursdays from May 13 through November 15. Volunteers join the crew on…

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