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December 2019

IJAMS BIRD-ABOUTS: Christmas Bird Count

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$8.00

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 10 AND UP   Ijams Bird-Abouts are monthly field trips that highlight special birding locations in and around the Knoxville area, and the birds that call them home. These field trips are ideal for birders of all skill levels, as long as you love our feathered friends. This month, we are exploring the winter birds right here at Ijams! We are conducting our annual bird count to document the many different birds that call the Nature Center…

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HOLIDAY DIY: Felted Fall Scarf/Shawl Workshop

December 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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With the colder weather creeping in--why not come out and create a colorful wool felted shawl or scarf to accent your holiday attire or to give as a gift to someone you love! Wool felt is an incredibly durable, beautiful and useful fabric, and modern felted objects can be considered both art and craft. Felt was an integral part of the everyday life of nomadic herding cultures, and examples of felted objects date back hundreds of years. Felt fabric can…

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NATURE NUGGETS: Clouds, Snow, and Ice

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$4.00

RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN 2-4 AND THEIR CAREGIVERS On the third Thursday of each month Nature Nuggets helps preschool aged children and their caregivers become more comfortable in the outdoors through exploration, games, and stories. This month we are enjoying the colder weather and taking part in some science experiments. We will make clouds, create ice in a bottle, and explore the magic of weather. LOCATION  At the Miller Building on the Ijams Main Campus REGISTRATION  Tickets are $4. Everyone over…

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Birds-N-Bagels: Owls and Nocturnal Birds

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$15.00

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 11 AND UP   Ijams Birds-N-Bagels is designed for beginning birders to gain identification skills, learn about the complex life of birds, and enjoy fresh local bagels and coffee. This month we are diving into the world of nocturnal birds. We will cover Nightjars, migrating birds, and of course Owls! Participants are then invited back at 6 p.m. for an optional night hike, where we will use what we learned to search for our nocturnal birds. Come…

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January 2020

IJAMS New Year’s Day Hike

January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$5.00

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18 AND UP   Start 2020 off with an invigorating hike! Join Ijams Hiking Club leaders Amy Oakey and Nick Stahlman for a mind-clearing walk up through South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness. On the hike there will be plenty of opportunity to learn about local wildlife, the Urban Wilderness, and the Ijams Hiking Club. In fact, anyone who attends the New Years Day Hike will be able to credit this hike fee towards their club membership fees.* Join…

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FREE Guided Trail Walk

January 4, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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ALL AGES On the first Saturday of each month Ijams offers a FREE guided trail walk. The walk leaves from the Visitor Center at 10:15 a.m. Each walk is guided by a naturalist who can answer your questions about what you are seeing, ongoing projects, future programs, and more. This is a perfect way to get to know more about Ijams Nature Center. Please bring weather appropriate clothing. Trails are dirt with some elevation changes and have low accessibility for…

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IJAMS FARRAGUT PROGRAM: Winter Tree I.D.

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayor Bob Leonard Park, 301 Watt Road
Farragut, TN 37934 United States
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$5.00 – $12.00

RECOMMENDED FOR  AGES 10 AND UP   Ijams Nature Center is back for another amazing year of programming at Town of Farragut Parks! Join an Ijams Naturalist on the third Saturday of each month as we explore the nature of Farragut Parks together. This month we are bundling up to learn how there is more to a tree than the shape of its leaves. Twigs, bark, growth shape, habitat, and even smell are all used to recognize trees in winter. Come…

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February 2020

5th Annual Weed Wrangle Knoxville

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TN United States

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18 AND UP  Weeds will meet their match during this citywide volunteer effort to remove nonnative, invasive plants that wreak havoc on native habitats. You'll have the chance to wrangle weeds and make an impact at one of the participating locations, which include Ijams Nature Center, Lakeshore Park, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, and others! LOCATION  Meet at one of the listed Weed Wrangle sites. REGISTRATION  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration ends on February 26th at 6pm. If…

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