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 are looking to enhance your bird watching, hike all over South Knoxville, kayak down the Tennessee River, or spend a year refining your naturalist skills, Ijams has a program for you.  

Ijams Hiking Club

Tennessee Naturalist

Beginning to Bird

Kayak Programs

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. Club registration is closed for 2020 and will open for 2021 in December 2020. 

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 closed for 2020 and will open for 2021 in December 2020.

On the second Saturday of every month at 9:30 am, Ijams holds a class for adults new to the world of birding. An Ijams naturalist will walk you through everything you need to know from ID (sight and sound) and birding lingo to great places to see birds. 

Ijams' kayak programs give adults 18+ a chance to experience nature from the water! You'll join an Ijams naturalist and paddle the Tennessee River while you learn about its history, wildlife, and more. 

Ijams also offers programs for families and kids!

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