Tuesday, November 4

Salamander Monitoring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Would you like to search for salamanders or catch butterflies? Does identifying insects or banding birds sound like fun?

The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont operates a volunteer program called Citizen Science. This program offers adults and students opportunities to aide in research projects collecting data for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

On Monday, November 10, you can assist with salamander monitoring.
This is a 3-mile round-trip hike to Spicewoods Branch, slow but steady up-hill. Bring lunch, water, and good hiking shoes. Participants meet at 9:30 am at the Tremont gift shop/visitor center. This repeats on the second Monday of each month.

Tremont also needs help from two groups to adopt stream salamander sites at Dorsey Branch. Data will be gathered by these groups through monthly visits to the site, must make one year commitment.

For more information on this or other Citizen Science programs, please call Josh Davis at 865-448-6709 or e-mail him at jdavi132@utk.edu.

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