All along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau you'll find lots of hard rock, long cracks and overhangs, and an incredible variety of climbing routes offering something for climbers of any skill level.
First Time in the Forest
Take kids who have never seen big oak trees or been in the woods before into a beautiful hardwood forest and you have and experience worth sharing.
Seven Islands State Birding Park
While most parks are designed to attract people, Seven Islands State Birding Park is specifically managed to attract wildlife...especially birds.
Cumberland River Paddlefest
This annual paddling event makes it easy for anyone to experience the fun of a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard...especially when it's for the first time.
Going the Distance
Chattanooga's Ben Friberg started out kayaking...then he tried standup paddling whitewater and got hooked. Now Ben has added endurance paddleboarding to his list of loves, setting world records along the way.
Caz’s First Fishing Trip
For a little boy is so sick that exposure to places or people outside his home or a hospital room puts his little life at risk, the chance to go fishing for the first time is an an amazing adventure.
Cumberland River Striped Bass
Travel to the Cumberland River with fishing guide Bob Angello in search of striped bass, a muscular fish that puts up quite a fight when hooked.
Once numbering fewer than 100, today more than 75 thousand eastern sandhills can be found. It's an amazing success story written by the hard work of people and the resiliency of these remarkable birds.
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.
Youth Outdoor Leaders
Experience the natural world with some young people who are attending "Great Outdoors University" and learning how to teach others about nature.
Nashville Hiking Meetup
Thousands of local hikers keep an eye on the Nashville Hiking Meetup webpage…and show up on the trail whenever they feel like getting outdoors.
A Crusader for Conservation
Dr. Elsie Quarterman was the protector of cedar glades, the savior of the Tennessee purple coneflower, and an advocate for the preservation of special places.
- NPT - Nashville Public Television
Saturdays, 6:30pm; Sundays, 9:00am.
- WKNO-Channel 10, Memphis, TN
- ETP (Channels 2 and 15), Knoxville, TN
- WCTE-Channel 22, Cookeville, TN
Thursdays, 7:00pm; Saturdays, 9:30am.
- WTCI-Channel 45, DT29, Chattanooga, TN
- WLJT-Channel 11, Martin, TN
- Kentucky Educational Television
Tuesdays, 4:00pm ET/3:00pm CT