school of environmental studies

Smokey Mountains

This is a Fall field study that is offered in even numbered years (2016, 2018, etc)

Quick Summary:
This field study provides students with an opportunity to explore the human and natural history of the South.  The approximately 8 day trip makes a loop from Atlanta, to Dahlonega, Ga, to Chattanooga, Tn.

Field Study Description:
What does it mean to be southern?  How is the ecology of the Appalachian Mountains similar to Minnesota?  What can we learn about ourselves through our nation’s history in the Civil War?  We explore these questions and more as we travel and hike the region surrounding the southern tip of the Appalachian range.

Learning Objectives:


Students who wish to participate in this field study should:

For more information please contact:
Scott Haisting or
Craig Nowicki