Volunteer Training Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ian and Stephanie Stocks show volunteers
about the Cades Cove ATBI plot
Marion Schlauch cleaning Cosby house

Greetings, ATBI Volunteer--

As Discover Life in America plans for the 2002 field season of All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory work in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we are recruiting interested people with the time, energy and desire to help us. Volunteers can be involved in many phases of the project, from assisting scientists in the field to education, photography, web page construction, computer and office assistance, range mapping, and ATBI plot tasks. There are many exciting opportunities to learn about the remarkable forms of life in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and to use your particular skills to enable this ambitious project to move forward.

Discover Life in America is hosting two Volunteer Training sessions in 2002:

Please check the Events page for updates.

Park staff and fellow volunteers will provide orientation to the Smokies and the ATBI, as well as training in specimen collection and processing, data management, photography, GPS, and other skills. There will be time get to know each other and share our knowledge and interests. While we plan to involve participants of all ages in our work, this particular meeting will be geared towards folks from high school age and up. Optional field/lab activities are scheduled for Sundays.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Jeanie Hilten as soon as possible because space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!


Jeanie Hilten, Administrative Officer, DLIA
Ph. 865-430-4752

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