Friends Of The Smokies Blog

GSMNP interns join biologists to conduct study of park’s fish

October 5, 2018

electrofishing survey in GSMNP

Lorien Helm, a freshman at Western Carolina University, participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s high school internship program for six weeks this past summer. In this post, she shares her experience working with the Fisheries program in surveying…

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Hikers view old-growth trees on Classic Hike of the Smokies

September 28, 2018

FOTS hiking group - Sept 2018

Hike leader Steve Winchester shares the experience of the September Classic Hike of the Smokies, hiking the Maddron Bald Trail and the Albright Grove Loop on Sept. 11. Linda Spangler provides photos of the hike. by Steve Winchester We assembled…

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GSMNP high school internship program provides career insights and inspiration

September 15, 2018

GSMNP interns doing trail work 2018

Stuart Hemmer-Skidmore, a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences in Asheville, NC, participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park high school internship program this past summer. In this post, he shares the insights he gained through…

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