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!

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13FA807 A “Moth-er’s” Night Out 09/28/13 49.00
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13FA823 Winter Hiking & Camping Made Easier 11/09/13 49.00
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13FA857 Mt. LeConte Hike and Overnight in the Lodge(Closed)* 11/02/13 175.00
13FA861-1 Bears of the Smokies 10/27/13 49.00
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13FA867 Introduction to Orienteering 10/19/13 49.00
13FA867-1 Advanced Wilderness Orienteering 10/20/13 49.00
13FA871 Historical Tours with Heartland’s Bill Landry – The Calderwood, Chilhowee & The “Dragon” 09/14/13 49.00
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13FA872 Pickin’ in the Park 09/07/13 49.00
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13FA872-1 Pickin’ in the Park – A Little More Advanced 10/19/13 49.00
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13FA881 Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals 10/05/13 49.00
13FA883 Elk in the Smokies 09/21/13 49.00
13FA892 Animal Tracking and Nature Observation 09/08/13 49.00
13FA893 Introduction to Map and Compass 09/14/13 49.00
13FA894 Butterflies and Flutterbies 09/29/13 49.00
13FA896 Advanced Use of Map and Compass 09/15/13 49.00
13FA904 Fall Nature Photography 10/26/13 65.00
13FA913 A Smoky Mountain Day Hike 10/06/13 49.00
13FA915 A Day with a Naturalist 09/28/13 49.00
13FA922 Big Game Observation – Cades Cove 10/19/13 49.00
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13FA931 Introduction to Fly-casting & Fly-fishing 09/14/13 49.00
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13FA932 Advanced Fly-casting & Fly-fishing 09/21/13 49.00
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13FA935 Public & Private Lands – Providing Habitat Buffers for Our Smokies 09/28/13 49.00
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13SU881-1 Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals(Closed)* 08/31/13 49.00
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