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Tremont hosts Spring Open House on May 25

TOWNSEND, TN — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is hosting its third annual Spring Open House on Friday, May 25, 2018. The event will be held on Tremont’s campus from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Admission is free.

The event kicks off bird banding season and celebrates “Citizen Science Day” nationally. Citizen Science Day is an annual event to celebrate and promote citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners and inspiring projects.

Hands on activities will introduce you to the world of citizen science at Tremont and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Activities include bird banding, butterfly inventories, phenology monitoring, soil respiration monitoring and terrestrial and aquatic salamander monitoring. Local partners will host booths to showcase raptor rehabilitation and conservation and water quality monitoring.

You may sign-up online at

Published May 6, 2018

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