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 ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2019 semester is 1,148.