Day Trip Seventeen

  • Class at the Smoky Mountain Field School
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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 2014 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!

Title Code Begins Fee
Introduction to Fly-casting & Fly-fishing 14SU931-1 08/16/14 59.00
Edible and Poisonous Fungi of the Smokies 14SU858 08/23/14 59.00
Getting to Know Our “6-Legged Friends” 14SU808 08/23/14 59.00
Introduction to Spin-Casting and Spin-Fishing 14SU873 08/23/14 59.00
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Historical Tours with Heartland’s Bill Landry-Overhill Cherokees at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum 14SU871-2 08/30/14 59.00
Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals 14SU881-1 08/30/14 59.00
Photography for Naturalists 14SU907 08/30/14 59.00
Exploring Bluff Mountain 14FA890 09/13/14 59.00
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Introduction to Map and Compass 14FA893 09/13/14 59.00
Understanding the Black Bear 14FA940 09/13/14 59.00
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Advanced Use of Map and Compass 14FA896 09/14/14 59.00
Fall Wildflowers – A Cades Cove Bounty 14FA898 09/20/14 59.00
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Appalachian Trail Day Hike: Clingmans Dome to Siler Bald Shelter 14FA885 09/27/14 59.00
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Butterflies and Flutterbies 14FA894 10/05/14 59.00
Incredible Edibles and Traditional Medicinals 14FA881 10/11/14 59.00
Two Night Backpack Loop Adventure(Closed)* 14FA916 10/16/14 155.00
Bears of the Smokies 14FA861 10/18/14 59.00
Introduction to Orienteering 14FA867 10/18/14 59.00
Advanced Wilderness Orienteering 14FA867-1 10/19/14 59.00
Canoe Exploration of Calderwood Lake 14FA826 10/25/14 59.00
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Fall Nature Photography 14FA904 10/25/14 65.00
Birding in the Smokies 14FA851 11/01/14 59.00
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Mt. LeConte Hike and Overnight in the Lodge(Closed)* 14FA857 11/01/14 185.00
Winter Tree Identification 14FA903 11/01/14 59.00
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Elkmont – Transition and Change 14FA938 11/08/14 59.00
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