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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University School Naturalists
The Young Naturalists Program at University School of Nashville makes sure students from kindergarten through high school integrate classroom work with nature trips.

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Moments in Time
Wildlife and nature photographer Melodie Cunningham uses patience and persistence to capture memorable moments at the Land Between the Lakes.

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White Fringeless Orchid
The rare white fringeless orchid is already listed as the federal government is considering adding it to the endangered species list.

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Paddling With The Pelicans
Reelfoot Lake State Park is a haven for migrating waterfowl, including some birds that recently started showing up in large numbers.

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