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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The Harpeth Hustle
Grab a paddle and head down the Harpeth River, then hop out and head down the road, then jump on a bike and ride to the finish...all for a good cause!

Kids & Family

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Hatchie BirdFest
Every spring folks gather together at the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate and see birds of all kinds.

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.


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Return to Shady Valley
Once drained to create farmland, the lush mountain bogs in Shady Valley are slowly being restored, bringing one of our most unique natural ecosystems back to life.

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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Pyne’s Ground Plum
Biologists are working hard to protect some rare plants with beautiful flowers and colorful fruit that can only found in the rocky terrain of Tennessee cedar glades.

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Roan Mountain Spring Rally
Enjoy beautiful wildflowers, scenic wonders and family fun while helping a good cause at this annual event at Roan Mountain State Park.

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A Century Celebration
Founded in 1915 by six Nashville men who wanted to study and protect birds, the Tennessee Ornithological Society is one of our oldest conservation organizations.

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Cleaning Up Whites Creek
Once so polluted there were signs posted warning people to stay out of the water, Whites Creek is making a remarkable comeback thanks to the hard work of many caring people.

TV Schedule