Ijams Brings Nature to You!

Can’t make it to Ijams Nature Center for a field trip? Ijams can come to you! Ijams’ naturalists and environmental educators bring nature to your classroom or outdoor space.

Engaging curricula bring the natural world alive for students, and all programs complement many Tennessee State Education Standards. All outreach programs also include a visit with an Ijams animal ambassador.

Please see the program descriptions below for more information.


Ijams currently is scheduling outreach programs by phone and email on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made for:


  • Tuesday (morning or afternoon)

  • Wednesday (afternoon only)

  • Thursday (morning or afternoon)

Contact Office & Finance Manager at mthomas@ijams.org or 865-577-4717 ext. 147 for more information about booking and reservations. NOTE: A group must have a minimum of eight students to register for a field trip program.

And if you have any questions about program content, please contact Lindsay Whitaker at lwhitaker@ijams.org or 865-577-4717 ext. 114.


Thanks to a generous grant from the Chapman Family Foundation, Ijams is pleased to offer reduced fees for schools and community organizations requiring financial assistance. For more information about scholarships, please inquire about them during the reservation process.