Join Museum and Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff for an exciting weekend of spring in the mountains! This trek is partially subsidized by a grant from Toyota through the Friends of the Smokies, so you can’t beat the price!

Email Mike Dunn (mike.dunn@ncdenr.gov) or Melissa Dowland (melissa.dowland@ncdenr.gov) or for more information. Registration information found online HERE

Spring in the Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Haywood County, NC
Friday, May 6 (depart Raleigh at 3:45 pm)–Sunday, May 8, 2011
Cost: $75* (includes lodging, some meals and transportation to and from Raleigh)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is world-renowned for its diversity of wildflowers and salamanders. Explore cove forests and stream-side habitats for salamanders as well as the blooms of spring such as trillium, foamflower, mayapple and violets. Learn techniques for studying salamanders and explore the fascinating life histories of the mountain’s spring wildflowers, from pollination to seed dispersal. Moderately strenuous hiking is likely. *The cost of this Trek is reduced due to a generous gift from Toyota through Friends of the Smokies. Due to this reduction of costs, Friends of the Museum discounts are unavailable.

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