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Connect to the spirit of the Smokies

The University of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Field School has announced a new slate of programs for 2023, offering adults who love the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a chance for deeper connection to this landscape.


Course offerings spread from May to November explore everything from geology to wildflowers to first aid.

 Courses include:

 • Saturday, May 20: Waterfall Hike and Nature Extravaganza.

• Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31: The Light Show in the Smokies.

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• Saturday, June 17: Mayday, Mayday: Plane Down!

• Saturday, June 24: Cataloochee Settlement Hike.

• Saturday, Aug. 19: Historic Cataloochee Valley, Smoky Mountain Elk and More; Plant Diversity of the Smokies.

• Saturday, Sept. 23: Mystery of Monarch Butterflies.

• Saturday, Oct. 1: Bears of Our Smokies II.

• Saturday, Oct. 7: Cherokee Plant Lore and More.

• Saturday, Oct. 14: Land Navigation with Map and Compass.

• Saturday, Oct. 21: Hiking: Just Getting Started.

• Saturday, Oct. 28: Bears of Our Smokies.

• Saturday, Nov. 4: Fall Colors in an Old-Growth Forest.

• Saturday, Nov. 11: Elkmont: Transition and Change.

Register at or call 865.974.1051.

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