Sat, Jun 26|
Ijams Field Day: Fish and Fisheries
"Get hooked" on fish and learn how they are managed in Tennessee with the pros!
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knoxville, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
About the Event
Recommended for ages 18 and up
Description: Tennessee’s aquatic fauna is the most diverse in the United States, with 330 species of fish, 120 species of mussels, 93 species of crayfish, and numerous aquatic insects. In this workshop, we'll get an overview of how the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency manages fisheries in East Tennessee and is trying to broaden public awareness about aquatic nuisance species in the state. We'll explore a local stream to get a “hands on” look at some of the aquatic wildlife that lives at the nature center and discuss the importance of habitat and water quality in maintaining the great diversity we have in Tennessee.
Materials Participants Should Bring: Change of clothes, water shoes, towel, walking shoes, a journal to take notes, hat, water bottle, snacks, and sunscreen.
Information to Note: This program is led by Bart Carter and Dalton Bonds from TWRA. Participants may be getting into the creek, so please come prepared to get wet.
Location: This program meets at Ijams Nature Center. The first hour of the program is indoors with a brief PowerPoint. The rest of the class is spent on the trail and in Toll Creek.
No walk-ins will be accepted. Every participant must have a ticket. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before a program, or if Ijams cancels a program due to inclement weather.
Refunds are not awarded for programs with fees of $5 or less for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable.
General Admission$20.00+$0.50 service fee
For current or former members of the TN. Naturalist Program at Ijams.$15.00+$0.38 service fee