Tag: Biology

  1. Science and Education Center Conceived 40 Years Ago

    Science and Education Center Conceived 40 Years Ago When Great Smoky Mountains National Park put together a general management plan 40 years ago in 1982, included was the skeleton concept of a new laboratory. This lab would meet the needs of a relatively small group of scientists and researchers who were then working out of historic buildings of the Voorheis Estate, located on Cherokee Orchard Read more...
  2. Community scientists discover a treasure trove of new Smokies species

    Community scientists discover a treasure trove of new Smokies species Over the past few years, national park visitors helped document a slew of new species records in the Smokies using a community science app called iNaturalist. Thanks to the app and a community science project called Smokies Most Wanted, more than 70 species were recently added to the list of over 21,000 species known to Great Smoky Mountains Read more...
  3. Park scientists and nature writers reflect on the meaning of ‘habitat’

    Park scientists and nature writers reflect on the meaning of ‘habitat’ George Ellison, whose “Nature Journal” has long been a fixture of the Asheville Citizen-Times, was named one of the 100 most influential people in the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He is shown here with columnist Frances Figart. When the United Nations designated the first Monday of October of Read more...

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