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

Discover the secret lives of reptile and amphibian species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. We will focus on their specific adaptations and distributions in 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.  Fieldwork will include surveys of populations of reptiles and amphibians using traditions methods such as cover boards, leaf liter bags, etc.

Goal: To give the student an overview of the variety, distribution, management, and natural history of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the southern Appalachian Mountains.

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

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

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

 

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 our field programs in 2021, as we keep 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.

We feel very good about the safety procedures we put in place during fall 2020 and will likely keep them the same for our 2021 programs. But we also know that things will change during the year, so we are asking you to check back at this website for more specific information as we get closer to the date of your program.

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 865-448-6709 ext. 18.

 

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