2019-20 wildlife photography calendars available for purchase

2019-20 wildlife photography calendars available for purchase

Aug. 21, 2019

The Division of Natural Sciences at Maryville College is selling 2019-20 wildlife photography calendars, featuring photos taken by students in Dr. Drew Crain’s BIO200: Wildlife Photography course last spring.

The 17-month calendar – August 2019 through December 2020 – is titled “Beauty in our Backyard” and includes holidays, as well as Maryville College-specific dates, such as breaks, important events, semester dates and final exams. Each month features a full-sized photo taken by a student, a small photo of the student photographer and the title and description of the photo.

During the spring semester, students in the course spent Friday afternoons and Saturdays learning about photography basics, East Tennessee wildlife and techniques for wildlife observation and photo shooting. While some photos were shot on the 263-acre Maryville College campus, most were taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) – the College’s backyard.

Since 2007, Crain has taken groups of 12 students to the GSMNP to photograph wildlife as part of the wildlife photography course. Crain, professor of biology, also emphasizes wildlife photography in his other fall and spring biology courses.

“This course leaves memories of picturesque scenery, fun outdoor adventures, and unprecedented wildlife sightings,” the calendar description reads. “The techniques learned in wildlife photography last students a lifetime. Indeed, courses like this help students live out the College’s Fit. Green. Happy.â initiative.”

Calendars can be purchased in the campus bookstore for $10 or shipped for $15. To have a calendar shipped to you, please complete this form or contact Brenda Eingle at 865.981.8164 or brenda.eingle@maryvillecollege.edu.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”