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Start the school year Smoky style

Get schooled in the Smokies with one of the varied programs offered through the University of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Field School this fall.

• Saturday, Sept. 26 — The Mystery of Monarch Butterflies 

• Saturday, Oct. 3 — Bears of Our Smokies

• Saturday, Oct. 10 — Cherokee Plant Lore & More

•Saturday, Oct. 24 — Fall Nature Photography

• Saturday, Nov. 7 — Fall Colors in an Old-Growth Forest

Courses cost $69 apiece with the exception of Fall Nature Photography, which costs $99. They are led by a variety of experienced and skilled instructors. For a complete course list or to register, visit aceweb.outreach.utk.edu/wconnect/ace/showschedule. The Smoky Mountain Field School is offered by the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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