Spring: The Art of Nature

March 26, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Joel Zachry

What better time than spring to ramble and enjoy the artistic wonders of landscape, plant life and animal diversity in the Smokies? Students should bring to class a camera, cell phone and sketch pad to record some of nature’s finest art forms for further study that include wildflowers, trees, and maybe a bear or two. You will learn about critters and the forest while making like-minded friends. Open to all skill levels and prepare to hike a few trails to see it all.


Joel Zachry is a noted photographer, writer, presenter and hike leader and a retired Tennessee Community College administrator and biology professor. He has been with the University of Tennessee National Park Service Smoky Mountain Field School as an instructor since 1980 and its co-director with his wife since 2013. Together, they own and guide for Great Outdoors Adventure!, enjoy travel and are authors of Bears We’ve Met, Short Stories of Close Encounters. Zachary has hiked the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Joel Zachry

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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