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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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.

Kids & Family

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Reelfoot Deep Swamp Paddle
Take a canoe trip deep into a swampy forest at Reelfoot Lake filled with beautiful cypress, including some that are hundreds of years old.

Fishing & Hunting

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Trout in Trouble?
Trout stocking in Tennessee, started to replace native fish displaced by dams, is now in jeopardy, putting the state's trout populations in danger.


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Neotropical Migratory Songbirds
There are nearly 400 different species of neotropical migratory songbirds...but many, like the cerulean warbler, are disappearing at an alarming rate.

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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Preserving the Hill Forest
The Hill Forest State Natural Area is a hidden jewel ringed by urban development...225 acres of pristine forest untouched and unchanged for nearly 100 years.

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Isaac Bode Skeet Fundraiser
Remembering a young man who lost his life to leukemia, family and friends come together for a good cause, raising money to help families fighting cancer.

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The Streamside Salamander
Biologists search for the eggs of a rare salamander in the rocky streams of a Tennessee cedar glade, trying to find out just how many live here.

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White Nose Syndrome in Tennessee
A deadly fungus killing bats by the millions has made it's way to Tennessee, where biologists are seeing both high mortality rates and promising signs for the future.

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