Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

"Given the choice between hours of instruction in their normal classrooms and a day spent exploring the Smokies, most school kids would opt for the wooded expanse of the nation’s most visited National Park. So would their teachers. An educational field trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park places students in one of the most species-rich wild areas in the world." - Doris Gove, Sightline Magazine.

Get your students involved in environmental education by participating in an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) special project in the Smokies or by bringing the ATBI into your classroom.

Activities and Lesson Plans

Biodiversity Boxes




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Thank You for Coming to the 2014 Salamander Ball

Thanks to all who obeyed the call
To "come one come all to the Salamander Ball"!
Click to see Tinah Utsman's fantastic photos from the Ball!

Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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