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.


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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.

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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!