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DISCOVER, Tremont Institute luncheon supports education programs

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  Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont -- Photo by Jeaneane Payne

KNOXVILLE — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites the public to “DISCOVER” on June 1, 2018 from 12:30-2:00 pm. The luncheon-style event celebrates Tremont Institute and the education programs that have inspired thousands of children and adults since 1969.

Guests are invited to enjoy a summer afternoon along the Tennessee River with spectacular views of the Smokies at Lakeshore Park.

Guest speaker for the event is Milton Chen, PhD, to discuss “Learning from the Outside In.” Over the past four decades Dr. Chen served as the Executive Director, Emeritus of the George Lucas Education Foundation, Director of Research for the Sesame Workshop, Professor in Education at Harvard University, Chair of Education for the National Parks Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Panasonic Foundation. He has published more than 30 books, including the best-selling Education Nation.

Tickets are $125 per person. Sponsorships are available. You may purchase tickets online at

Each year, Tremont Institute hosts 6,000 residential participants including students, teachers, and adults from across the nation. “Tremont not only introduced me to the wonders of the mountains and the elegance of wildlife, but also showed me how to work together. Through cooperation and hard work, we were able to overcome what seemed impossible obstacles,” says Tremont student.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing in-depth experiences through education programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont welcomes all ages to step away from their daily routine to learn, reflect and grow while living in the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Published May 16, 2018

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