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 can 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 Youth Programs Manager Lindsay Whitaker at lwhitaker@ijams.org or +1865-577-4717, ext. 114 for more information about booking, reservations, and program content.


* NOTE: A group must have a minimum of eight students to register for a field trip program.



While Ijams is not able to offer scholarships at this time, there are other ways for educators to request funding for field trips and outreach programs. The following document offers suggestions and includes a sample letter. 

Ijams Nature Center School Funding Request Information and Sample Letter