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Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Field Day: Salamanders of Ijams (Adult Program)

Learn how to identify common salamanders with an experienced naturalist.

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Ijams Field Day: Salamanders of Ijams (Adult Program)
Ijams Field Day: Salamanders of Ijams (Adult Program)

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Recommended for ages 18 and up

Description: This course takes a deep dive into the world of salamanders around Ijams and explores the scientific order Urodela. Proper handling techniques will be demonstrated to ensure the safety of any salamanders caught. Anatomy and physiology of these unique amphibians will be discussed using live specimens, and participants will be able to explore the environments that are vital to the life history of East Tennessee salamanders. Participants will also learn important field markings for any species encountered and how range maps play an integral role in species identification.

Materials Participants Should Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, hand lens, field journal, water bottle, snack and a hands-free way to carry supplies.

Information to Note: Participants should be prepared to go off trail and into the mud to overturn rocks and logs.

Location: This program meets outside the Ijams Visitor Center, and spends the entire program outside investigating salamanders on Ijams trails. 

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.


  • TN. Naturalist Ticket

    This ticket price is available ONLY for past or current participants in the TN. Naturalist Course.

    +$0.25 service fee
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  • General admission

    This ticket is for participants who have not been involved in the TN. Naturalist Course at Ijams.

    +$0.38 service fee
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