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In 2023, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Field School with another year of exceptional educational offerings. This long-standing partnership has been host to many knowledge-seekers eager to Explore, Learn, and Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains by spending time with an expert.

The Field School offers many unique opportunities to Explore, Learn, and Enjoy in one of the nation’s premier national parklands through indoor workshops and outdoor field adventures.

Bring your inquisitive mind, a family member or friend, and a passion for adventure and become part of the Field School’s family of participants.

Get to know your national park, its landscape, wildlife, history, culture, and intrinsic value to humankind while renewing your inner spirit.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.