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Jr. Naturalist Camp
Grades 6-8, rising

Join this first-time opportunity to become a certified Junior Naturalist as the Smoky Mountain Field School and Kids U combine to offer a unique program for middle-school aged youth.

Do you love to be outside? Are you interested in wild animals and plants and the Great Smoky Mountains? In this all new camp you’ll earn your Junior Naturalist Certification after a week full of learning and exploring in nature. You’ll travel to the park to learn from experts—including some park rangers—about park flora (plants) and fauna (animals), outdoor safety and preparedness, and culture and history of the Smoky Mountains. Traveling from the classroom to the mountains will enable you to experience hands-on learning on trails, in streams, and all around nature’s outdoor laboratory. We’ll visit cultural sites that explore both the Cherokees and the early settlers of the Park’s mountains. The University will provide some scholarships to deserving students who meet certain criteria in order to attend our Junior Naturalist Certification camp. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to sponsorstudents for this program by calling 865-974-0150, or go to for further information.

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016, we want to prepare young environmental stewards for the next 100 years! Instructors: Joel and Kathy Zachry.
Course # 15SU429 Fee: $325
Mon.-Fri., 7/13/2015-7/17/2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Conference Center, downtown Knoxville

Grades 4-7, rising
Learn about the ecology and biology of insects and spend some timecollecting and preserving them. Activities include insect Olympics, a visit to the UT Botanical Gardens, meeting scientists that study insects, and an insect play. You’ll end the week with your own personal insect collection. (Don’t worry Mom and Dad, the insects will be dead!) We’ll visit Ijams Nature Center on Thursday. Instructors: Sharon Clemmensen and Angela Chuang.
Course # 15SU841 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 603

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