Upcoming Events & Programs

   Please call (423) 821-1160 ext. 0 to register for our programs!    


Family Programs 

Spring Babies

Date: April 27
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
Learn about spring babies and what to do if you find one. Licensed TWRA wildlife rehabilitator and wildlife curator Tish Gailmard will teach some basics about native spring babies. She will help you decide if the baby really needs help and if so what you can do and who you can contact. 

Meet DeLene Beeland, author of "The Secret World of Red Wolves, the Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf"
Date: May 18
Time 1:30
Cost: TBA
Delene’s new book has quickly garnered well-deserved praise from many including scholars, scientists, authors and wolf advocates. We are very excited to hear about her book and all the details of her adventures in gathering info for it. Join us and learn more about Red Wolves and Delene’s experiences!

Owl Encounter
Date: June 1
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
Tish Gailmard, wildlife curator will introduce you to some of our owl animal ambassadors including the Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl and the tiny, but fierce Eastern Screech Owl. Learn calls, habitats and other cool facts about these amazing neighbors of ours! 

The Awesome Opossum:
Date: July 6
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
This animal gets a bad rap and TG wildlife curator will help you gain an appreciation for this amazing marsupial!

Red Wolves
Date: Aug. 10
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
The native endangered species. Did you know there are only 300 Red Wolves left in the world and Reflection Riding has six! Learn why this animal is endangered and what is being done to build the population. Then we'll take a walk to the Wildlife Wanderland to see our Red Wolves.


Adult Programs


Wolves of North America

Date: April 19
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 for members;15 for nonmembers
The story of wolves in North America is long, often times complex, and no short of controversy.  Stories, both fables and facts, have been passed on since the days of the Native Americans to present day researchers and ranchers.  Most aren’t aware of this rich history and the complex nature of the human-wolf relationship.  In this course you will be introduced to the biology, ecology, taxonomy, and conservation of wolves in North America, including seeing one of North America’s wolf species up close—the red wolf.
To register call 423-821-1160 ext. 0.

Paddling by Moonlight
Date: May 10
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Cost: Members-$15, Nonmembers-$20. This program is for adults only.
Join naturalist Corey Hagen for a nocturnal canoe trip up Lookout Creek. During this excursion, we will explore the native flora and fauna of the valley and discuss the historical significance of Lookout Creek. Make sure you bring a head lamp and bug spray. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out waivers and check out your paddles and PFDs. There is limited space for this event and pre-registration is required.

 Book Chat
“Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
Date: May 22
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $5 for Members, $8 for nonmembers
Registration is required. Please call 821-1160 ext.0 to reserve your spot!
Enjoy a lovely spring evening discussing our latest choice for our Book Chat-“Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. The book chat will be facilitated Pat Fountain, a long time retired educator and world traveler!
The review on Amazon.com says “Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia, a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truth. Kingsolver’s novel concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions-religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians-trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.”  

Waking up with the birds
Date: Every Saturday in April and May 3 and 10
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Cost: Free for members and free with admission for nonmembers
Join Naturalist Corey Hagen and members of the Tennessee Ornithological Society on a birding hike around the Reflection Riding property.  Have experts point out and help you view our resident birds as well as many Neo tropical Migrants that utilize the property.  We will be counting birds and keeping checklists of what we see on the hike.  Hikes will occur unless there is severe weather in the area. 

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