Friends Of The Smokies Blog

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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Park Superintendent Recognizes First African American Naturalist

August 29, 2019

From Great Smoky Mountains National Parks News Reports: On Thursday, August 29, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash had the unique opportunity to meet and recognize Dr. Joe Lee, of Jupiter, FL, for his service as the first…

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Smokies Cup held at Biltmore Sporting Clays Club, Sept. 20

Smokies Cup shield logo

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies will hold its first annual Smokies Cup on Friday, September 20, at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club in Asheville. The Biltmore Sporting Clays Club is housed in the restored Jones House, a contributing…

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