Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ijams Nature Center: Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event and Science & nature

Get Ready to Take Action! Join Ijams for "Take Action! Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet," a new initiative focused on environmental conservation. Free or low-cost classes, workshops and volunteer workdays will show you how to reduce your carbon footprint and protect natural resources. There's something for everyone in this series, so spread the word, bring your family and friends, and get ready to save the world. Attend two activities and you'll get to celebrate your accomplishments at an Action Heroes Conservation Celebration sponsored by Cherokee Distributing and Sierra Nevada Brewery. http://ijams.org/take-action-big-and-small-ways-to-save-the-planet/

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

TAKE ACTION! Zero Waste 101
March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ALL AGES Want to save the planet by being healthier and minimizing the waste you produce? Then join the low waste movement! Discover the basics of a low impact lifestyle, including how to start and sustain your changes, with health educator Kayla Simon at Zero Waste 101 Tuesday, March 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. Kayla has been practicing Zero Waste since 2013 and will discuss how she’s been able to reduce her waste by 80% in this fun, introductory session.…

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VOLUNTEER WORKDAY: Take Action! Litter Pickup
March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 AND UP Join us for a litter pick-up event on Ijams' newest piece of property, the Grayson Subaru Preserve. This not-yet-open-to-the-public site is getting a face lift to get it visitor-ready, including removal of invasive plants and clearing out of garbage and debris. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Please bring work or gardening gloves if you have them. LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE: Take Action!
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$8.00
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 14 AND UP Citizen science allows everyone to participate in real scientific research, and is a great way to Take Action every single day. This program provides an introduction to the world of citizen science by covering the staggering variety of citizen science projects available today and highlights projects going on RIGHT NOW at Ijams. You'll also get out in the field to participate in one of these Ijams projects, and you'll receive the tools you'll need…

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TAKE ACTION! Family Fun With FernGully: The Last Rainforest
March 9 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Central Cinema, 1205 N Central St
Knoxville, TN 37917 United States + Google Map
$5 – $8
ALL AGES Hosted by Ijams and Central Cinema as part of Ijams Take Action! , this family movie shows the importance of everyone doing his/her part to protect the Earth. FernGully: The Last Rainforest (G) is an animated adventure set in an Australian rainforest inhabited by fairies including Crysta, who accidentally shrinks a young logger named Zak to the size of a fairy. When Zak sees how important the rainforest is, he and Crysta rally the fairies and animals to protect…

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TAKE ACTION! DIY Zero Waste Living: Body Products
March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
$10.00
FOR AGES 16 AND UP Commercial personal care products often come in nonrecyclable packaging and contain chemicals and preservatives that can negatively impact the planet and your health. As part of Ijams Take Action!, health educator Kayla Byerly Simon will teach participants how to create their own body products using common household items that are better for you and create less waste as part of our Zero Waste series. Join us on March 10 at 3:00 to get hands on…

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TAKE ACTION!: The Cost of Clutter Workshop
March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Clutter costs you time, productivity and money. It probably makes you feel frustrated, stressed and overwhelmed. And it often wreaks havoc on the environment when discarded. As part of Ijams Take Action!, Beth Meadows of The Empathetic Organizer will teach participants how to overcome clutter in a way that's sustainable for you and the environment. Join us on March 12 at 6 p.m. to learn Beth's method for tackling the constant flow of stuff, including…

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
March 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
FOR AGES 18 AND UP Interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities at Ijams? Volunteers support Ijams in many ways. Whether leading school fieldtrips, answering questions at the information desk, or removing invasive plants around the grounds, volunteers play an important role! Come out for a volunteer orientation to hear a brief history of Ijams, find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can contribute! LOCATION Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION Click here…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature
March 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States + Google Map
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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FARRAGUT PROGRAM: Take Action! Fuzzy Friends
March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934 United States + Google Map
$5.00 – $10.00
ALL AGES Ijams Nature Center is bringing its programs to Farragut, so people can enjoy them without having to fight the traffic. This month join an Ijams naturalist at the Town Hall Community Room for a live animal presentation. We will be bringing our tarantula as well as an extensive collection of touchable mammal skins and artifacts. ANIMAL POLICY Touching of the animals by the public is prohibited. LOCATION Farragut…

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org