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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.


Participants can join the club through full or half-year memberships, or monthly guest passes.

The club meets on the first Saturday of each month. Seasonal start times vary from 8 am to 10 am. 

Hiking routes, meeting places, and times are sent out one week prior via email. Participants can expect to hike up to 5 miles on any given outing over terrain of various difficulties. 


Returning Member - Full Year: $55

New Member - Full Year: $75

Monthly Guest Pass: $12/hike


Email for more information or register using the link below.

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Tennessee Naturalist Program

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.

TNP 2023 registration opens January 14, 2023 at 8 AM.

Email for more information or learn more ahead of the registration go-live date at the link below:


Ijams Weed Warriors Native Landscape Certification

Fight invasive species foes where you live and work as part of this new Ijams Weed Warriors program!

Follow the link below for more information:


Kayak Trips

Join Ijams naturalists for a 2-3 hour paddle while you learn about and discover the natural beauty of the Tennessee River from the seat of a kayak! Programs are offered May through October.

Email for more information.

Ijams also offers programs for families and kids!

Check the Event Calendar for upcoming events and festivals!

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