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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–$24,999Haslam Family FoundationThe Heinrich Family FoundationNational Park FoundationBill Varner$5,000–$9,999East Tennessee FoundationHome Federal BankPilot Travel Centers [...]

By |2019-11-25T14:08:59-05:00November 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

Summer as a Tremonster

Written by Anna Cameron, 2019 citizen science summer intern Tremont was a whirlwind of awesome this summer, as I’m sure it is every year. It began with two weeks of summer staff training where we got to know each other by voicing our expectations and anxieties for the summer, and what we need from others [...]

By |2019-08-12T04:46:03-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Summer as a Tremonster

Spring Open House and Citizen Science Day 2019

With the help of passionate volunteers and partner organizations, our annual Spring Open House on May 24 was a huge success. This year's open house explored citizen science and community involvement at Tremont Institute and celebrated our 50th anniversary. The open house was an official Citizen Science Day event in partnership with the Citizen Science Association. [...]

By |2019-06-10T09:46:34-04:00June 10th, 2019|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Spring Open House and Citizen Science Day 2019