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Adult Programs

You're never too old to have fun exploring the natural world! Ijams offers a variety of programs for adults of all knowledge levels and abilities. Whether you're looking to build birding skills, hike, or spend a year refining your naturalist skills, Ijams has a program for you.  

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Ijams Hiking Club

Ijams Hiking Club is for people 18+ who want to hike some of the most rigorous and rewarding trails that the Knoxville area has to offer.


Email klivar@ijams.org for more information.

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Tennessee Naturalist

Ijams is proud to offer a chapter of the Tennessee Naturalist Program to East Tennessee! Over a year, participants learn about the plants and animals that live in this region while becoming better naturalists.

Email klivar@ijams.org for more information.


Kayak Trips

Ijams is proud to bring back an Ijams favorite - kayaking on the Tennessee River! Join expert naturalists for a 2-3 hour paddle and discover the natural beauty of the Tennessee River from the seat of a kayak.

Email klivar@ijams.org for more information.

Ijams also offers programs for families and kids!

Check the Event Calendar for upcoming events and festivals!