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Stories from the Valley: George Turner

Finding a Sense of Place in Walker Valley during Black History Month Written by David Reedy, community development specialist On a sunny Tennessee winter day, Tremont Institute faculty participated in an outing to learn more about our home in Walker Valley. Most visitors to Walker Valley enjoy the swiftly flowing river, the cascades tumbling [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:06:20-05:00February 19th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Herb Coleman

Written by Jeremy Lloyd, manager of field programs & collegiate studies This past September I lost my friend and hiking companion Herb Coleman. Before his passing at age 90, he attended more hiking weeks at Tremont than almost anybody alive. Herb discovered us in the early 2000s through Road Scholar, an organization that offers [...]

By |2020-01-31T15:41:19-05:00January 31st, 2020|Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lonsdale Elementary’s Fifth Grade Trip to Tremont

Written by Lisa Wojciechowicz. Photos by Kristi Parsons. On the first day, there was apprehension to hiking up Buckeye Trail, the path behind Tremont Institute’s activity center. Fifty-one students from Lonsdale Elementary’s fifth grade had just arrived, and this hike was the beginning of their first class. You could hear some grumbling from the [...]

By |2020-02-05T10:04:30-05:00January 31st, 2020|Articles, School Trips|0 Comments

Fall 2019 Wrap-Up

Written by Logan Rosenberg, youth programs manager It was a scene of absolute and wonderful chaos. Everywhere I looked, children were engaged in something different. One was sketching a spiderweb in his journal, diligently tracing the domed shape of the cobweb. Another sat on the dirt, flipping through a field guide to ferns, being helped [...]

By |2020-02-05T11:25:51-05:00January 24th, 2020|Articles, News, School Trips|Comments Off on Fall 2019 Wrap-Up

Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship recognized as UL Innovative Education Award finalist

Tremont Institute is honored to be named a finalist for the UL Innovative Education Award for the Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship program. This award recognizes the top environmental STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs in North America. The Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship program is in only its second year since being [...]

By |2019-12-10T12:34:26-05:00December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship recognized as UL Innovative Education Award finalist

Thank you to our 2018 Donors

Thank you to the many generous individuals, organizations, and companies who support Tremont Institute. Without you, we would not be able to serve thousands of youth and adults each year in this special place. 2018 Donors $25,000+ Arconic Foundation $10,000–$24,999 Haslam Family Foundation The Heinrich Family Foundation National Park Foundation Bill [...]

By |2020-01-29T08:00:25-05:00November 13th, 2019|Annual Report|Comments Off on Thank you to our 2018 Donors

Thank you to our 2018 Volunteers

Without our loyal volunteers, Tremont would not be able to operate. From monitoring a salamander plot to working a special event, our volunteers make a profound difference, and we thank them from their dedication and many hours of service. Are you interested in making a difference with Tremont Institute? We invite you to fill [...]

By |2019-11-06T16:06:47-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Annual Report|Comments Off on Thank you to our 2018 Volunteers

Why we are changing “Citizen Science” to “Community Science”

If you have ever watched a monarch butterfly float erratically through the air,the idea of these delicate insects traveling a few miles, let alone thousands of miles, might seem implausible. If you were ever skeptical that these seemingly fragile critters could survive a mass migration, you are not alone! Throughout the 20th century, the [...]

By |2019-10-08T13:18:44-04:00October 8th, 2019|Announcements|Comments Off on Why we are changing “Citizen Science” to “Community Science”

Lessons from “My Celia” to You

Written by Anne Krichten, 2019 citizen science educator Picture a stump rolled over along a forested trail and an inquisitive 6-year-old pointing at the ground below. A web of white clumps and sinews extend all the way through the indented ground, almost like they were connecting to the stump when it was there. The young [...]

By |2019-08-12T05:56:11-04:00August 14th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Lessons from “My Celia” to You

The Middle Prong

Written by Lindsey Kessler, 2019 citizen science summer intern One of the best parts of Tremont in the summer is THE RIVER!!! In such hot weather, nothing feels better than a dip in the icy water. As that fresh mountain water rushes over your body, you can’t help but feel completely refreshed and renewed—especially after [...]

By |2019-08-12T09:22:23-04:00August 12th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on The Middle Prong
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