Summer Programs and Schedules

 

Program Schedule June 18th-23rd

Program Schedule June 25th-30th

Program Schedule July 2nd-July 7th

Program Schedule July 9th-14th

Program Schedule July 29th – August 4th

Program schedule August 7

Program Schedule August 15-18 (1)

Program Schedule August 21-25

 

Seasonal Ranger Ashley Peterman

Seasonal Ranger Ashley Peterman

 

Ashley Peterman

I am originally from Naples, Florida and previously attended Florida Gulf Coast University where I earned my Associates degree. After several family road trips, the state of Tennessee started calling my name and before I knew it, I was transferring to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I am finishing my senior year this December with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife & fisheries management and a minor in forestry.

I was previously employed by the university, assisting a graduate student in monitoring grassland birds using an autonomous aerial acoustic system at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in Madison, Indiana. I have also volunteered for a variety of projects and jobs ranging from mangrove restoration projects on Sanibel Island, Florida, to deer check stations with TWRA, to salamander surveys in the Smokey Mountain National Park.

As of this past May, I have been employed with Norris Dam State Park as a seasonal interpretive ranger where I conduct various programs that appeal to our visitors. My interests include almost any form of outdoor recreation, reading, and of course, wildlife! This summer I look forward to furthering my career and expanding my knowledge as well as gain new experience here at Norris Dam State park.

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