Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Education

Current AmeriCorps Member:Owain Heyden

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THIS SITE HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2017-2018 RECRUITMENT CYCLE.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

Education Department

How would you like to have a waterfall in your classroom? Or seven hundred and fifty white tailed deer, a million blooming wildflowers, and the largest collection of historic log buildings in the east? You can have all of these and more when you use the park as your classroom to share the stories and science of the Great Smoky Mountains. The education team encourages the use of the great outdoors as a classroom setting and offers onsite workshops, field trips, and a hands-on interactive curriculum-based programs that share insight into the cultural and natural resources that the park has to offer.  Through research and environmental education, this department hopes to cultivate environmental stewards in visiting students and the greater community.

AmeriCorps Position Description

Partner Website: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/education/index.htm