Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hotspot for biodiversity, and spring is a wonderful time to experience it! The park is also a crucible for studying how humans are impacting the environment. Join us for an exciting weekend exploring the impacts of climate change, air and water quality, and invasive species. Participate in ongoing research projects in the park, and bring home ideas and activities to teach about our interdependence with the natural world.
**The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a generous gift through the Friends of the Smokies. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts are unavailable.
Participants receive a certificate for CEUs and credit for North Carolina's Environmental Education Certification Program .
Get signed up!
Educator Trek Registration Form  (PDF) – Complete, print and mail this form to register for Educator Treks. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and/or mailed receipt. Workshop details will be sent via email one to two weeks prior to the workshop.
*This program is restricted to educators: classroom teachers and assistants (any grade/subject), administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators such as park and nature center staff & volunteers; anyone working on their NC Environmental Education certification.
Looking for other opportunities?
For more information about teacher education programs, contact Melissa Dowland  at 919.707.9898.