Tag: word from the smokies

  1. Put safety first as the park’s elk herd enters its 20th rut season

    Put safety first as the park’s elk herd enters its 20th rut season It’s that time of year again. The elk are rutting in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From September to early November, the fall breeding season, hormones kick in, and elk go into overdrive. Bulls’ antlers reach maturity, and their ethereal bugling calls can be heard resounding through fields and forests within the park and Read more...
  2. Teen Leaders in Conservation Head Back to School with New Perspective

    Teen Leaders in Conservation Head Back to School with New Perspective By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Phoebe June Carnes is starting out her senior year at Swain County High School in Bryson City with a new outlook and new friends from around the region and beyond, thanks to a summer internship at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “My favorite part of the experience was the bonds we got Read more...
  3. Word from the Smokies: Internship Bridges Gap Between High School and College

    Word from the Smokies: Internship Bridges Gap Between High School and College By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director Kaylie Hallcox and Morgan Kirkpatrick just finished up six weeks working in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of the 2021 summer high school internship program. Assisting rangers, researchers, and scientists with a variety of projects, the two recent high school graduates had an Read more...

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