fbpx

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

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

Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks

      Tremont Institute recently launched its first Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks workshop in partnership with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Made possible thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, this new program supports collaborations among select national parks, local environmental science [...]

By |2018-02-05T09:12:44-05:00February 5th, 2018|Announcements, News|Comments Off on Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks

Decomposition…In Your Schoolyard!

Did you know that “a forest produces about a pound of dead leaves and wood per square yard every year?" (Brooke Friesen, Walking Mountains Science Center) The world around us is constantly decaying and regenerating, whether we see it or not. As investigators, you and your students can dive into the life cycle of your schoolyard to [...]

By |2018-01-24T12:20:32-05:00January 24th, 2018|Announcements, News, Teacher Resources|Comments Off on Decomposition…In Your Schoolyard!
Load More Posts