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beautiful view of mead's quarry lake at ijams nature center

About Ijams

Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit environmental education center that relies on member and donor support. Funding helps maintain the more than 318 acres of protected land managed by the nature center as well as allows Ijams to offer low-cost education programs so that more people can take part in them.

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Ijams Nature Center is a place for everyone to enjoy. Please observe these rules and policies to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and wildlife.

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Ijams Staff

Meet the staff of Ijams Nature Center and learn whom to contact if you have questions. 

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Mission, Vision & History

The guiding principles of Ijams Nature Center are based on the legacy of the Ijams family.

weekly live animal presentation with turkey vulture at ijams

Ijams Board

The Ijams Board of Directors exists to protect the public trust. The board comprises appointed members as well as at large members, and meets bi-monthly. 

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Conservation at Ijams

Ijams is committed to restoring and preserving the rich flora and fauna of East Tennessee. The Natural Resource Management team has projects under way to protect, preserve and conserve the beauty of this region's native landscapes.



Ijams Nature Center is a great place to play, learn, AND work! See the latest job opportunities from Ijams as well its partner, Navitat Knoxville.

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