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Spend summer in the Great Smokies!


Students walking along a river. Photo by Michael Williams

May 15, 2017 – Join students and non-students alike for a unique summer course, Natural History of the Great Smoky Mountains (FIW 2984), open to anyone interested in learning about the area’s diverse ecology and natural history. Dr. Don Linzey, who has been conducting research in the Great Smokies for over 50 years, will lead the residential program at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont in Tennessee Aug. 4-12.

Visit Natural History of the Great Smoky Mountains course for details and registration information. K-12 teachers and Virginia citizens age 60 or older may be eligible for reduced tuition.

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

Celebrate with Us

Read the Summer Newsmagazine

    CNRE Newsmagazine Spring 2017

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