FRIENDS OF GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK INC Overview
Target demographics: Everyone who loves, lives near, visits, and takes cherished memories away from the Smoky Mountains.
Direct beneficiaries per year: The natural and cultural resources in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist with a special event to raise funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Geographic areas served: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Parks as Classrooms program provides curriculum-based lessons for K-8th grade students from communities around the park in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. These interdisciplinary programs utilize Great Smoky Mountains National Park as an outdoor classroom, and they focus on natural and cultural resources. In the 2008-2009 school year, resource education rangers delivered these programs to 18,351children and 3,543 adult chaperones (parents and teachers).