Do Knoxville: Take a hike, learn about Smokies careers, Field School classes and other outdoor activities
|By The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Park employees will lead hands-on activities that demonstrate their job duties, while also providing career planning advice. Students will experience careers such as wildlife management, vegetation management, law enforcement, fire management, education, archaeology, fisheries management, engineering, and facility management. Participants will also have a special opportunity to connect with
High School and college students are invited to participate individually or with their families. Middle school students are invited to participate, but parent participation is required. All participants should meet on the front porch of Park Headquarters at
If you are unable to attend this event, the Park offers monthly Student Volunteer Days geared towards giving students a chance to help the park by working on a real science or service project.
Info: Contact Park Ranger
BIRD OF PREY PROGRAM
CLIMATE CHANGE TALK
Wullschleger, recently returning from fieldwork in
Historical Tours with Heartland's
Introduction to Fly-casting & Fly-fishing:
Early Settlers -- Their Heritage and Dialect,
Backpacking with Confidence:
Introduction to Spin-Casting and Spin-Fishing:
Elkmont -- Transition and Change:
The Light Show in the Smokies,
The photo contest asks participants to recognize that the A.T. is not only a footpath, but is also home to a vast array of wildlife and vegetation, scenery, unique people and special Trail communities. Contestants will submit a photograph of a favorite feature along the Trail. Photos may include people, places, scenery or more.
The top three photographers will each win a one-year membership to the ATC and will be featured in A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC.
Photo submissions will be accepted through
For a complete list of submission guidelines, rules and regulations, or to enter, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/2014photocontest.
THIS WEEK AT IJAMS
TAKE A HIKE
TAKE A HIKE
The content for the exhibit was developed, by design, with significant community input allowing a more personal
The touring exhibit is sponsored by the
TRAIL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The program is a partnership between
Any responsible adult, of any age and ability, is welcome to take part. Volunteers should be willing to commit a few hours each month to visit their specific trail or greenway. Even a small contribution of time will be helpful, and the experience will be rewarding and fun.
The basic responsibilities of a trail volunteer member are to:
GREET all trail users and act as goodwill ambassadors for our community.
INFORM users about the park and trail system, trail directions, etiquette and rules.
ASSIST users who are lost, need bike repair, first aid (when trained) and assist local governments or land managers concerning maintenance and illegal activity.
For information visit http://knoxcounty.org/parks/trail_volunteer/index.php.
Join us for fitness, fun and friendship. If you are a woman 55+ or a man 60+ you are eligible to play in this special non-competitive softball league. Age rule exceptions are made for those who have a disability but can still play softball. We play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30-11:30 at
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