NOW HIRING: Food Service Assistant Manager

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is seeking a dynamic and experienced food services professional to support Tremont’s mission and food service goals by helping to manage a progressive fast moving food service team at our residential environmental education center. TREMONT FOOD SERVICE GOAL Tremont’s food service supports Tremont’s mission by providing those in residence with [...]

By | 2017-12-06T12:32:18+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Announcements, Jobs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NOW HIRING: Summer Teacher Naturalist

This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential experiential education institute while living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Individuals will work extensively with a variety of summer youth programs in a leadership camp counselor capacity, as well as with occasional college and adult guests. Potential opportunities for professional development [...]

By | 2017-12-01T06:19:31+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Jobs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NOW HIRING: Summer Experiential Education Intern

This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential experiential education institute while living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Especially appropriate for someone who would like to gain entry-level experience in experiential education, teaching techniques, natural history and science skills. Responsibilities: Assist in implementing summer residential camp programs for youth [...]

By | 2017-12-01T06:11:27+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Jobs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NOW HIRING: Citizen Science Educator

 One position available Come spend the summer doing field research and environmental education in the Smokies!  This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential environmental education institute in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while contributing to a Citizen Science program aimed at involving young people in scientific research.  Great Smoky [...]

By | 2017-12-01T05:54:20+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Jobs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NOW HIRING: Summer Citizen Science Internship

Two Positions Available  Come spend the summer doing field research and environmental education in the Smokies!  This is an excellent opportunity to work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park learning field techniques pertaining to a wide variety of citizen science projects.  The position is also well-suited for those who are interested in gaining entry-level experience [...]

By | 2017-12-01T05:41:53+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Jobs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homecoming raises $20,000+ for youth programs inside national park

Thank you to all who attended and supported our Homecoming Celebration on October 15th! The event was a huge success and brought friends and family together in our special place - Walker Valley. Events would not be possible without the support of participants, volunteers, Tremont board of directors, donors, sponsors, partners and our Tremont staff. Your [...]

By | 2017-10-23T06:12:59+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Announcements, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Homecoming raises $20,000+ for youth programs inside national park

Walking In Nature Changes Your Brain – Evidence for Experiential Education

One of the most popular activities that we offer is the solo walk. Many Tremont participants have the opportunity to walk alone for 1-2 miles on the trails here in the park. During the walk, participants are spaced out about 2 minutes from one another, and are prompted to pay close attention to their surroundings [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:24+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Walking In Nature Changes Your Brain – Evidence for Experiential Education

Free Your Mind to Wander – Evidence for Experiential Education

In this edition, we're getting creative. Rather, we're highlighting the mental boost in creative, higher-order cognition that results from taking time to immerse in nature. Consider that experiences in nature are popularly associated with words like "peace, "calm," "relaxed" and "serene." A term used by researchers for what these words are describing is "soft fascination," [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:24+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Your Mind to Wander – Evidence for Experiential Education

Education is Suffering from Narration Sickness – Evidence for Experiential Education

In response to a host of developing societal issues, scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines are studying the human-nature connection and what happens when we spend time in or become disconnected from the natural world. In this series, we'll take a look at research findings and anecdotes from past Tremont participants related to the [...]

By | 2017-01-25T23:22:24+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Education is Suffering from Narration Sickness – Evidence for Experiential Education

The Nature Conservancy – Evidence for Experiential Education

In response to a host of developing societal issues, scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines are studying the human-nature connection and what happens when we spend time in or become disconnected from the natural world. In this series, we'll take a look at research findings and anecdotes from past Tremont participants related to the [...]

By | 2017-01-05T20:24:28+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Nature Conservancy – Evidence for Experiential Education
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