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Plant Diversity of the Smokies

Dates: August 19, 2023

Meets: Sa from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Registration fee: $69.00


Join us for this new course and learn how to identify trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. As we explore the various forest types of the Smokies, we'll discover the great diversity of flora for which the Smokies is famous. We'll also discuss how elevation affects forest type, plant ecology, natives versus non-natives, and the future of our trees. Please come prepared for a short hike as we take to the trail from low to high elevation.

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a Smoky Mountain Field School course.

Note: Participants are required to sign an electronic release and assumption of risk form before attending this course.


Meet at the Sugarlands Visitor Center training room near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Fee: $69.00

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Elizabeth Domingue

Smoky Mountain Field School instructor Liz Domingue is a naturalist, guide, nature photographer, and environmental educator. Through photography, observation, and research, she has studied wildlife, plants, and the natural world throughout the United States and abroad.


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