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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

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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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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