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 enhance your bird watching, hike all over South Knoxville, or spend a year refining your naturalist skills, Ijams has a program for you.  

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.

Register NOW for the 2021 Ijams Hiking Club. Questions? Email for more information.

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. Registration is open for 2021! Follow this link to register today.

Beginning to Bird

Ijams hosts a bird walk for adults new to the birding world on the second Saturday of every month at 8 am. You’ll learn everything you need to know, including how to use binoculars, identify birds by sight and sound, and birding lingo! Each month covers a different topic. Visit the Calendar of Events to register.

Ijams also offers programs for families and kids!

Check the Event Calendar for upcoming events and festivals!