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  1. Magic Drawing Bear: Episode Three

    Magic Drawing Bear: Episode Three By Lisa Horstman, GSMA Lead Publications Specialist Can you guess what the drawing is before it's finished? Author and illustrator extraordinaire Lisa Horstman presents Magic Drawing Bear, fun for kids of all ages. “Preserving the park and its history through my designs shows me that working toward a goal that is much bigger and longer- Read more...
  2. These Puzzling Times

    These Puzzling Times By Karen Key  During these times of self-isolation, with children out of school for months on end, I’ve found myself struggling to find enriching, educational activities that keep my second grader, Violet, occupied at home.  She misses her regular routine, her teachers and her friends—and, as time goes on, it only gets Read more...
  3. Author Reading: The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball

    Author Reading: The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball We are privileged to have author/illustrator Lisa Horstman read her famous award-winning book, The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball. Winner of the National Park Service First Place award for Excellence in 1997, this book has been a Smokies classic for almost 25 years. The idea for The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball began Read more...
  4. Radim Schreiber Captures the Magic

    Radim Schreiber Captures the Magic By Frances Figart, Creative Director Radim Schreiber didn’t get to see fireflies as a child growing up in the Czech Republic. So, when he discovered them in the United States, he was blown away. “I was in awe,” he says. “That magical night experience was (and still is) just fascinating to me. It made me feel connected Read more...
  5. Video feature: A Specialized Group of Wildflowers, Spring Ephemerals

    Video feature: A Specialized Group of Wildflowers, Spring Ephemerals By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate Spring ephemerals are one of nature's first signs of spring in the Smokies. They emerge just as winter begins to loosen its grip, and some can be seen popping out of the ground as early as February, March and into April. In lower elevations, they dwindle by May and are gone by June, Read more...
  6. Magic Bear Drawing: Episode Two

    Magic Bear Drawing: Episode Two By Lisa Horstman, GSMA Lead Publications Specialist Can you guess what the drawing is before it's finished? Author and illustrator extraordinaire Lisa Horstman presents Magic Drawing Bear, fun for kids of all ages. “Preserving the park and its history through my designs shows me that working toward a goal that is much bigger and longer- Read more...
  7. Video feature: Share Some Love for Bats!

    Video feature: Share Some Love for Bats! By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate How did you celebrate Bat Appreciation Day? Maybe you missed it last Friday. Well, we’re giving you a do-over. Watch this short video featuring bat researcher Joy O’Keefe as she describes the big brown bat, one of 13 bat species found in Great Smoky Mountains National Read more...
  8. Video feature: Cades Cove, First Week of Spring

    Video feature: Cades Cove, First Week of Spring By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate We know you are missing your favorite places more than ever, and there's a good chance that Cades Cove is one of those places that is near and dear to your heart. Maybe this short video from the Cove from a few years back will help. It was the first week of spring in 2015 when I Read more...
  9. Video feature: We love the Smokies, too! 

    Video feature: We love the Smokies, too!  By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate   For the past three weeks, we've been bringing Great Smoky Mountains National Park to you through stories, images, and videos provided by GSMA staff, partners, and featured writers. We're happy we can be here for you and for the park, and we hope you have been weathering Read more...
  10. Video feature: It's Dogwood Time!

    Video feature: It's Dogwood Time! By Valerie Polk, GSMA Videographer and Publications Associate  Of the park's more than 100 native tree species, perhaps none is more celebrated than the flowering dogwood. It's been called America's best-loved flowering tree, and each year when its branches fill with white, we are reminded that spring has come to the Smokies.   Read more...

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