The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to everyone 16 years and older. 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.
The Ijams Chapter of TNP is made up of 11 sessions that run from February to November. Sessions are held once a month and include classroom and field studies. Each session is led by a Veteran Naturalist with knowledge on their particular topic. Participants are encouraged to bring a water resistant journal, a 10X hand lens, and a few pencils to each class. Other necessary materials are provided by Ijams. This is a continuing education course where you register for all 11 sessions for a year. You can not register for individual sessions.
You can learn more at ijams.org.