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Sorry, this program is FULL. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

One of 8 core courses in the Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program.

Explore the diversity of mammal species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, focusing on the management practices used within Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, including but not limited to: distribution, associations, reproduction, status, conservation, research methods, etc.

Adjunct faculty will include resource management professionals from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee.

Cost: $390 – includes instruction, food, and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Important Information Regarding Programs During COVID-19

Thank you for your interest in our program! During this prolonged period of pandemic and isolation, our work of connecting people and nature has never felt more essential.

We are planning to move forward with this program, though we are keeping a close watch on trends and best practices. Given the uncertainties right now, we are holding off on the specific details we normally include in a welcome letter, i.e. arrival time and procedures, etc. Please check back at this website for more specific information as we get closer to the date of your program.

We are making safety a top priority for visitors and staff. For the latest details about our COVID-19 response and policies, visit our COVID-19 updates page.

If you have any questions or concerns between now and then, please feel free to get in touch by email or phone: [email protected] or 865-448-9732 ext. 18.


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