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We are pleased to offer this as an elective of our Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program in 2021.

LICHENS…these mysterious organisms have fascinated people for years. Their life history and diversity is fascinating, and they serve as habitat for other bizarre creatures—the tardigrades, or water bears!

Spend the weekend delving into the enchanting world of lichens as we learn their basic ecology, identification, and natural history during this field-based course. The program lasts from Friday supper to Sunday lunch.

Cost: $390 – includes lodging, meals, instruction, and materials.

Cost for National Park Service employees: $139. Please call 865-448-6709 for discount code. Enter discount code when you register online.

Register Online

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:

Tremont Institute
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882


Already Registered? Download These Important Documents:

Welcome Letter

Tentative Schedule

Your Visit to Tremont