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Educator Trek: Got Elk?

  • 3:30pm Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bull elk bugling

Join us as we search for the majestic elk, reintroduced to the Smokies after an absence of more than 200 years. Observe and learn about elk biology, while also exploring other facets of the Park’s ecosystem. Sample activities used to document the biodiversity of the park. Participate in citizen science data collection on snails and lichens. Discover how you can bring the excitement of field research into your classroom.

Credit: 20 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program

Registration information: Educator Trek Online Registration
Once you complete the online registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is a space available in the workshop(s) you requested and an invoice for the Trek deposit (typically $25/workshop). You will need to return the invoice with payment within two weeks to confirm your space. Any balance of the workshop fee is due at the time of the workshop and can be brought with you. If the workshop is already full at the time we receive your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

*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.


  • Fee: $90* (includes lodging, some meals)
  • Requirements: For educators only (includes teachers, administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators; anyone working on their EE certification)
  • Program Instructor: Melissa Dowland
  • Activity Level: Moderate
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October 25, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
October 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
$90* (includes lodging, some meals)


In the Field

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Melissa Dowland