November 5 - November 7| $390
This course is an elective of the Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program.
Explore the hidden backbone of the mountains while immersing yourself in this overlooked yet vital aspect of Smokies natural history. Using field geology techniques, we will investigate both popular and lesser-known locales in the park, examine sedimentary and metamorphic outcrops, and discuss geologic structures like folds and faults. The workshop will conclude by compiling our collective observations to illustrate the geologic history of the Smokies.
Throughout the workshop we will engage other branches of natural and cultural history, focusing on the influence of geology on biodiversity within the region. During this course we will explore a two-mile roundtrip trail to a waterfall and several short (< 1/4 mile) off-trail hikes.
Goal: To provide students with skills to investigate the geology of the southern Appalachian mountains and interpret how geologic history affects cultural history and biodiversity in that region.
Cost: $390 – includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cost for National Park Service and other federal government employees: $139. Please call 865-448-6709 for discount code. Enter discount code when you register online below.
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 this registration PDF and waiver form. Mail both forms and your check to:
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882
Photo by David Bryant