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One of 7 core courses in the Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program.

Interpretation: A Teachable Art provides rudimentary knowledge regarding the theory and principles of environmental interpretation, how to communicate effectively, and how to develop meaningful interpretive programs. Expect fun, hands-on activities and participatory education as we progress from learning about good communication to actually teaching.

The goal is to provide students with a basic knowledge of interpretation and education and their application.

Naturalist Skills provides an historical survey of the study of natural history and its practice as conducted by a naturalist. Students will learn the naturalist traditions, observation techniques, journal keeping, and the tools of a naturalist.

The goal is to provide students with knowledge of the history and practice of nature study as conducted by a naturalist.

Cost: $349

Cost for National Park Service employees: $139. Please call 865-448-6709 for discount code. Enter discount code when you register online below.

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Please note: Online registration forms also serve as your health and wavier form which includes medical information. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete the online form and have your information ready. All fields must be completed.

If you wish to register by mail, please complete registration pdf and waiver form. Mail both forms and your check to:

Tremont Institute
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882

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