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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 |2020-03-06T12:12:42-05:00December 10th, 2019|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Environmental and Community Leaders Fellowship recognized as UL Innovative Education Award finalist

Monarch Tagging 2019 Report

To my fellow monarch enthusiasts, With the help of over three hundred community science volunteers, led by our dedicated and knowledgeable team of monarch educators, Tremont’s 2019 monarch tagging community science program was a huge success. We tagged 694 monarchs as they journeyed south to spend the winter in the Sierra Madre Mountains in [...]

By |2020-03-06T12:09:33-05:00December 6th, 2019|Announcements, Articles, Community Science and Research, Family Programs, News|Comments Off on Monarch Tagging 2019 Report

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”

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

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

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
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