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Tremont Institute purchases land in Townsend, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont today announced a land purchase of 152 acres near Townsend, Tennessee. The property adjoins Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is being considered for a second campus for the non-profit organization that provides nature-based, experiential education programs to youth and adults. Since 1969, Tremont has provided residential programs in [...]

By |2019-03-12T13:07:14-04:00March 12th, 2019|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont Institute purchases land in Townsend, Tennessee

Tremont receives grant supporting residential programs for Knoxville students

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (Tremont Institute) receives a $4,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation to support residential programs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Knoxville schools. “I love seeing our community come together to support students in this way,” says Catey Terry, President and CEO. “The grant from Gannett Foundation is a [...]

By |2019-03-11T10:23:01-04:00March 11th, 2019|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont receives grant supporting residential programs for Knoxville students

NOW HIRING: Kitchen Cook

Tremont Institute seeks an individual who enjoys working in a team environment and can assist with food preparation and clean up for meals at our residential environmental education center. Our campus is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and our dining hall is THE gathering place for fun and nutritious meals for our overnight programs.  [...]

By |2019-08-27T10:35:07-04:00January 28th, 2019|Announcements, Jobs|Comments Off on NOW HIRING: Kitchen Cook

2018 Bird Banding Report

Every year, we monitor our breeding birds in Walker Valley by setting up a series of 12 m long soft mesh mist nets on our campus once or twice a week.  We check the nets every 40 minutes, remove any birds that get caught, bring them back to our banding station for processing, and release [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:26:19-05:00January 14th, 2019|Announcements, Articles, News|Comments Off on 2018 Bird Banding Report

Create-A-Critter

Calling all educators! We are excited to provide a series of lessons that you can use as a teaching tool in your own classroom or schoolyard with your students. These lessons coordinate with academic standards and bring any subject outdoors. Why do black bears have thick fur, while salamanders have slimy skin? Why do owls [...]

By |2018-10-03T04:11:07-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Create-A-Critter

Colors all around: Celebrating the colorful world we live in

Calling all educators! We are excited to provide a series of lessons that you can use as a teaching tool in your own classroom or schoolyard with your students. These lessons coordinate with academic standards and bring any subject outdoors. In a new environment, we rely on our senses to draw us in and put [...]

By |2018-09-20T04:29:19-04:00September 20th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Colors all around: Celebrating the colorful world we live in

Tremont receives grant for high school leadership program

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont receives $3,000 grant from Leadership Education Fund of East Tennessee Foundation to partially fund Tremont’s Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship. The Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship empowers young adults to build equitable access to green spaces, encourage excellence and personal leadership in public education, and find career opportunities in [...]

By |2018-09-19T06:02:49-04:00September 19th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont receives grant for high school leadership program

Tremont joins national research committee

Tremont Institute is honored to participate in a national committee led by NatureBridge to collaboratively work through the question of how to most effectively incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks, research, and preferred practices into residential environmental education (EE) programming. The project is funded by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Click here to [...]

By |2018-09-19T06:06:15-04:00September 12th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont joins national research committee

Mini “National Parks” in Your Schoolyard

What makes a park exceptional? Here in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we value biodiversity, cultural heritage, environmental health and ecology, stewardship, research, and so much more. Our park is prosperous in mountains, recreational activities (such as hiking and horseback riding trails), animal encounters, citizen science and research opportunities, and historical sites to explore. These are [...]

By |2018-08-28T08:59:15-04:00August 28th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Mini “National Parks” in Your Schoolyard

Education: Discovering vs. Learning

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “discovery” as “the act of finding or learning something for the first time.” Personally, this is something that, as a student, I seldom encounter in my education. Everything that I know was taught to me either in school or by the internet, and unfortunately discovery seems a lost art. As a student, [...]

By |2018-08-23T06:08:12-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Education: Discovering vs. Learning
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