Haywood County - Eighteen Interns from Asheville GreenWorks Youth Leadership Environmental Program spent 3 days and 2 nights camping at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Located only 37 miles from Asheville, just outside of Jonathan Creek, the science center is situated on 535 acres and part of the Great Smokies National Park.
The science center directed by Ranger Susan Sachs is a place of active research, conservation and discovery. The center provides lodging for researchers, wet and dry laboratories and experts from the Parks Service in Conservation Biology. The center is open to the public and a beautiful location for day hikes.
For more information about the center click HERE
While on the camping trip, our Interns experienced a wide range of activities. Tent camping, hiking, classroom time with the Park Rangers, tubing the Oconaluftee River and team building exercises.
Check out our Director of Education Joele Doty showing the Interns how it's done.
Thanks to Park Ranger Susan Sachs for having us up for a wonderful visit. It's certainly one that none of us will forget.