The Emmy Award winning show produced through the generosity of the Jackson
Foundation, Tennessee State Parks, and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Outdoor Adventure

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Tellico Wild
Natural waterfalls, medicinal plants and pristine waters give visitors of Tellico Wild some idea of what our native lands must have been like before the arrival of European Settlers.

Kids & Family

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Exploring the Past
Explore Johnsonville and Sycamore Shoals State Parks where living history performers take us into the past. Tennessee State Parks are an opportunity to learn and have fun in beautiful places all at the same time!

Fishing & Hunting

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Buffalo River Adventure
For those looking to get away from it all, a fishing and camping trip down the Buffalo River...118 miles to its confluence with the the perfect place to go.



Reptile Reconnaissance
A team of teenagers are involved in an educational reptile study with an organization called CRESO, which stands for Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization.

More of our latest episodes

Thanks for visiting the Wild Side! Our Emmy award-winning outdoors show is produced through the support of the Jackson Foundation. Wild Side is a vibrant voice for the environment, helping you experience and explore outdoor adventures just outside your door. Recognized as the “Best Outdoor Show in North America,” Wild Side is hosted by Bill Cody and Janet Ivey and airs on PBS stations across Tennessee and Kentucky. Check the schedule below for more.

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Caney Fork Firsts
High Octane Fishing Guide Joey Monteleone takes a slow drift to discover some new experiences on the Caney Fork River. His teacher on this trip is Susan Thrasher!

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From Crops to Conservation
A family near Jackson, Tennessee changed its farming strategies to allow the kind of land management that creates habitat for wildlife.


Hot Air Adventure
Wild Side Guide Terry Bulger leads us into the wild blue yonder for some breathtaking views from a hot air balloon.

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Castle Rock
Climbers take on the difficult challenges posed by Castle Rock near Jasper, Tennessee. They are working with conservation groups to make sure the iconic cliff is protected for future generations of climbers.

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