Tremont Institute named beneficiary of Sugarlands MountainFest

Sugarlands MountainFest names Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont as a nonprofit partner for their inaugural four-day music and outdoor festival held September 28th – October 1st. “Every child, from the youngest to the oldest, needs to experience Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. It leaves a lasting, positive, and motivating impression on our young people [...]

By | 2017-08-30T07:38:03+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont Institute named beneficiary of Sugarlands MountainFest

New Teacher Program: Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont have been selected to participate in a new science education program, Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks. Made possible thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, this new program supports [...]

By | 2017-08-11T06:38:50+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on New Teacher Program: Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks

Grayson Subaru and West Hills Flats and Taps host Pint Night to benefit Tremont Institute

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is partnering with Grayson Subaru and West Hills Flats and Taps for “A Toast to Tremont,” an event benefiting Tremont’s scholarship fund. This free event has live music, a great menu of flatbreads, games of all kinds, and a wide selection of craft beer. Proceeds from the event go [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:24:44+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Grayson Subaru and West Hills Flats and Taps host Pint Night to benefit Tremont Institute

Why I Give to Tremont Institute by Ron Ellis

Deborah Ann Ellis truly loved Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). She often said she was “never happier” than when on the trail in the Smokies. With the 2005 purchase of our cabin in Townsend, we discovered Tremont and quickly became involved with the Institute. While we hiked in many areas of the park, it [...]

By | 2017-07-26T10:10:23+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Why I Give to Tremont Institute by Ron Ellis

What starts with curiosity and ends with fun?

A big part of our mission is to have a positive impact on teachers and empower them to conduct more and better experiential education during their school year. We now have a new tool to help us get there. We spent some time considering literature on experiential education and analyzing what makes a Tremont experience [...]

By | 2017-07-20T06:50:26+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on What starts with curiosity and ends with fun?

New Opportunity for Teachers!

Tremont envisions a world where… Outdoor experiential education is integrated into all classroom learning; and standards are met through interdisciplinary, student-centered teaching. Teachers foster excitement for learning and actively use citizen science as a tool to improve scientific literacy. Students and teachers co-design high quality research to benefit their community and the national park. Tremont [...]

By | 2017-08-10T08:59:55+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on New Opportunity for Teachers!

The Joy of Discovery by Jen Jones

"When you teach a child something, you take away forever her chance of discovering it for herself." –Jean Piaget It has been a very busy year at Tremont Institute! Tremont was recently selected by the National Park Foundation as one of only three sites in the country to innovate a series of workshops to inspire, [...]

By | 2017-07-03T05:55:53+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Announcements, News|Comments Off on The Joy of Discovery by Jen Jones

Good Friends at Tremont

Photographer Val Weston talks about her trip to Tremont this past Spring! Val attended Tremont's 2017 Spring Photography Workshop. "It was such a comfort to see familiar faces and share our love of Tremont. More heartening still was seeing the newcomers embrace it and want to return as well, even with the challenges thrown at them for [...]

By | 2017-05-19T11:47:33+00:00 May 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Good Friends at Tremont

My First Nights At Tremont

I am Marketing Manager at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont so I spend a lot of time encouraging others to step outside with our naturalists and spend a few days living and learning at Tremont Institute. I post hundreds of pictures taken by participants during our programs, and I share about the benefits of [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Design, News|Comments Off on My First Nights At Tremont

Tremont as an Idea

By: Jen Jones, PhD, Tremont President & CEO We have a big ‘classroom’ here in the Smokies—500,000 acres of forests, streams, meadows, mountaintops, and more. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, we are thankful for this park, a place that inspires, educates, and conserves our natural and cultural landscapes. Nurturing a ‘sense [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:25+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|News, World|Comments Off on Tremont as an Idea
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