Day Trip Seventeen

  • Class at the Smoky Mountain Field School

The Smoky Mountain Field School was founded as a cooperative relationship between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Their goal is to enhance public appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the Park and the natural world through various classes.  I used to believe this was a Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont function, but Tremont is just one of many places where these classes are held.  I lifted the 2013 class schedule from their website to give you an idea of the range of seminars. This is just a small portion of the classes they offer.  For ten years I’ve wanted to take the Edible and Poisonous Fungi of the Smokies and Mosses and Liverworts of the Smokies, but every time they have been offered it’s an all day Saturday class, usually in October, which is peak season here.  Maybe when I retire, and no, don’t worry about me using anything for breakfast other than the mushrooms that come from the grocery store!

CodeTitleBeginsFee
13FA807A “Moth-er’s” Night Out09/28/1349.00
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13FA823Winter Hiking & Camping Made Easier11/09/1349.00
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13FA857Mt. LeConte Hike and Overnight in the Lodge(Closed)*11/02/13175.00
13FA861-1Bears of the Smokies10/27/1349.00
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13FA867Introduction to Orienteering10/19/1349.00
13FA867-1Advanced Wilderness Orienteering10/20/1349.00
13FA871Historical Tours with Heartland’s Bill Landry – The Calderwood, Chilhowee & The “Dragon”09/14/1349.00
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13FA872Pickin’ in the Park09/07/1349.00
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13FA872-1Pickin’ in the Park – A Little More Advanced10/19/1349.00
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13FA881Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals10/05/1349.00
13FA883Elk in the Smokies09/21/1349.00
13FA892Animal Tracking and Nature Observation09/08/1349.00
13FA893Introduction to Map and Compass09/14/1349.00
13FA894Butterflies and Flutterbies09/29/1349.00
13FA896Advanced Use of Map and Compass09/15/1349.00
13FA904Fall Nature Photography10/26/1365.00
13FA913A Smoky Mountain Day Hike10/06/1349.00
13FA915A Day with a Naturalist09/28/1349.00
13FA922Big Game Observation – Cades Cove10/19/1349.00
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13FA931Introduction to Fly-casting & Fly-fishing09/14/1349.00
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13FA932Advanced Fly-casting & Fly-fishing09/21/1349.00
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13FA935Public & Private Lands – Providing Habitat Buffers for Our Smokies09/28/1349.00
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13SU881-1Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals(Closed)*08/31/1349.00
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