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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

Tremont joins national research committee

Tremont Institute is honored to participate in a national committee led by NatureBridge to collaboratively work through the question of how to most effectively incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks, research, and preferred practices into residential environmental education (EE) programming. The project is funded by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Click here to [...]

By |2018-09-19T06:06:15-04:00September 12th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Tremont joins national research committee

Mini “National Parks” in Your Schoolyard

What makes a park exceptional? Here in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we value biodiversity, cultural heritage, environmental health and ecology, stewardship, research, and so much more. Our park is prosperous in mountains, recreational activities (such as hiking and horseback riding trails), animal encounters, citizen science and research opportunities, and historical sites to explore. These are [...]

By |2018-08-28T08:59:15-04:00August 28th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Mini “National Parks” in Your Schoolyard

Education: Discovering vs. Learning

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “discovery” as “the act of finding or learning something for the first time.” Personally, this is something that, as a student, I seldom encounter in my education. Everything that I know was taught to me either in school or by the internet, and unfortunately discovery seems a lost art. As a student, [...]

By |2018-08-23T06:08:12-04:00August 23rd, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Education: Discovering vs. Learning

Where is the next great Tremont development leader?

Catey Terry, President & CEO Maybe you heard. At Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, we have completed our hire of a new President/CEO—Catey Terry. In fact she came to our board meeting last week and will be on the job officially September 4. We’re super excited about that. Now on to our [...]

By |2018-08-20T09:26:23-04:00August 20th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Where is the next great Tremont development leader?

Find Your Photography Family by Val Weston

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! What a great time of year to experience Tremont Institute's "Springtime in the Smokies Photography Workshop" in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Last month, 34 photographers from all skill levels, gathered at Tremont Institute to capture the Smokies through their own lens. Some of the [...]

By |2018-07-06T07:51:03-04:00May 18th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Find Your Photography Family by Val Weston

Outdoor Classroom Day – May 17th

You're invited to Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites you and your students to join millions of teachers and children around the world in participating in a day of outdoor learning and play! When: May 17, 2018 Who: You and your students Where: Your Schoolyard What: Outdoor Classroom Day is an all-day educational event [...]

By |2018-04-20T06:13:20-04:00April 20th, 2018|Announcements, Articles, News, Teacher Resources|Comments Off on Outdoor Classroom Day – May 17th

Tremont partners with Cornell Lab of Ornithology for educator training

Birdsleuth Educator Workshop Tremont Institute recently partnered with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to co-host an educator workshop focused on student-driven experiential education. Cornell Lab is world-renowned for their citizen science programs, bird education and their experiential education philosophy. Twenty-two educators from Tennessee and North Carolina participated in Birdsleuth Workshop this month. They learned about local birds, their habitat [...]

By |2018-02-14T10:25:07-05:00February 13th, 2018|Announcements, Articles, News|Comments Off on Tremont partners with Cornell Lab of Ornithology for educator training
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