Adult Programs

Ijams is not just for kids! If your only memory of Ijams Nature Center is visiting during a field trip 20 years ago, you are missing out! Ijams now offers a variety of fun and engaging programs specifically designed for adults. These programs will not only get you outside enjoying nature, they provide a relaxed atmosphere to spend time with friends even make new ones! So come create a container garden while you enjoy sangria on our back terrace. Perhaps you would like to learn how to use organic herbs in your favorite cocktails. Or maybe a happy hour owl prowl is more your speed. If you are looking for a fun new way to appreciate the outdoors, Ijams has a program for you!

Tennessee Naturalist Program

The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. Graduates join a critical corps of Tennessee Naturalist volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the appreciation, understanding, and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. To learn more about the TNP at Ijams, visit here.

Ijams Birding Series

We hear that birds of a feather flock together. Well if that’s true, you’ll find lots of like-minded bird brains in this year-long birding adventure. Each month, we’ll take a closer look at the avian world of our feathered friends. From migration and nesting behavior to family birding and smartphone apps, the world of birding has never been so exciting! For more information, please check our our calendar of events.

Click here for our most current schedule of programs and events.