Friday Only Pass: GSMA Members Weekend 2023

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Friday September 15

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9:00 AM  –  8:00 PM

The Park Vista 

705 Cherokee Orchard Road | Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Your ticket includes dinner on Friday and access to the day's slate of events. 


After you purchase your ticket, you will receive an invitation to register for our workshops and break-out sessions. 


Important Reading: With your ticket purchase, you confirm you have read and agree to our Waivers and Policy Agreements.

Accommodations are not included in the cost of registration, but we have a room block available for booking for registered attendees. 


Hemlock & Lifetime event discounts do not apply to annual Members Weekend tickets. 

Event Disclaimer: This information has been designed to be as accurate as possible; however, program details are subject to change.
Member Ticket: $120
This fee represents the cost of one individual ticket. If you are attending as a couple or family, please add a ticket for each individual to your cart. 
Guest Ticket: $155
As a member, you are encouraged to bring along a guest. This fee includes admission to this event and an Individual Buckeye membership for your guest.
Cancellation Policy: Event tickets are non-refundable. If GSMA is required to cancel this event, we will offer you the choice of either: (a) a refund for the paid amount; or (b) the payment will constitute a tax-deductible donation to GSMA’s Legacy Fund. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
Friday, September 15, 2023
Session Block Session Start Time End Time Guide / Speaker Session Location
Daylong Session Fall Warblers Made Simple 7:30 AM 3:00 PM Keith Watson Sugarlands Visitor Center
Session Block 1 A Day in the Life of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Jeff Alt The Park Vista 
Twin Creeks Science Center Natural History Collections Tour 11:00 AM 12:30 PM Baird Todd, NPS Twin Creeks Science Center
Naturalist Ramble on Bull Head Trail 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Liz Domingue Bull Head Trail
Session Block 2 Community Science is Real Science and it can include you! 1:30 PM 3:00 PM Wanda DeWaard The Park Vista 
Twin Creeks Science Center Natural History Collections Tour 1:30 PM 3:00 PM Baird Todd, NPS Twin Creeks Science Center
Naturalist Ramble on Huskey Gap Trail 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Liz Domingue Huskey Gap Trail
Rendering the Smokies with Colored Pencil 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Teresa Pennington The Park Vista 
Lookout League Lookout League Fair  3:30 PM 5:30 PM Lookout League The Park Vista 
Reception Staff and Member Meet-and-Greet 5:30 PM 6:00 PM GSMA Staff The Park Vista 
Dinner Boogertown Gap Performance 6:00 PM 6:30 PM Boogertown Gap The Park Vista 
Group Dinner 6:30 PM 8:00 PM   The Park Vista 
Aid-to-Park Presentation 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Stephanie Kyriazis,
Chief of Resource Education, GSMNP
The Park Vista 
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