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  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Plants
    March 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Ornithology
    March 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Nocturnal Naturalist
    April 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Herpetology
    April 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Insects
    May 1, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Invertebrates
    May 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • TNP at Audubon Acres - Mammals
    June 5, 2021
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

Beginning January 9th, 2021 the Tennessee Naturalist Program core course will be offered at Audubon Acres! Located at the beautiful Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary, Audubon Acres is home of the Chattanooga Audubon Society.


  • TNP at Ijams - Geology
    March 13, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Living Waters
    April 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Ferns, Flowers, Fungi
    May 15, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Trees & Forests
    June 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Invertebrates
    July 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Reptiles & Amphibians
    August 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Birds of Tennessee
    September 18, 2021
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Tennessee Mammals
    October 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Nocturnal Naturalists
    October 23, 2021
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • TNP at Ijams - Closing
    November 20, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Since 2014 Ijams Nature Center has offered the Tennessee Naturalist Program core course, and we are happy to announce that registration for the 2021 season of TNP is now open! Classes begin on February, 20th 2021 and meet every month through November. Ijams can’t wait to host another successful season of TNP!


  • March 13, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Taught by Tennessee Native, Esteemed Scientific Illustrator and Cornell Bird Academy Instructor – Liz Clayton Fuller. This course is for anyone who loves nature and wants to learn more about Field Journaling and how to sketch what you see.


  • April 13, 2021
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • April 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • April 20, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • April 21, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • April 27, 2021
    12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • April 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beginning April 13th, 2021 the Tennessee Naturalist Program core course will be offered at the Cumberland Mountain State Park. This 1,720-acre park was acquired in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau.