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We’ll see what classroom instruction has to do with testing the water for life-changing experiences.

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Outdoor Adventure

Rock Climbing at Foster Falls in South Cumberland State Park or Biking the Cedar Glades in Lebanon…Horseback Riding at Shelby Farms Park or River Snorkeling on Roan Mountain.

Outdoor Adventure

Side by Side cruising through Natchez Trace State Forest or taking a Beaver and Bird Hike at Seven Islands…we go wherever there’s a Wild Side.
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Kids & Family

The only way we can pass on our love of the outdoors is to pass it on. Tennesse's Wild Side is committed to stories with and for children. Even stories with difficult subjects are produced with the entire viewing family in mind.

Kids & Family

Our goal is to show young viewers all the excitement that awaits them in the great outdoors…whether in a state park, a local stream, or even in their own backyard.
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Fishing & Hunting

We are already planning another fun fishing day and an educational hunting trip. We hope both will inspire you to protect our natural resources.

Fishing & Hunting

We open the door to unique locations, techniques, and traditions, all across the great state of Tennessee with people who embody the spirit of the Wild Side.
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The Jackson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and Tennessee State Parks all advocate and protect our natural resources. It is one of our greatest missions on The Wild Side.


These are the stories about endangered species, land management, and people who go out of their way to be good stewards of the state’s natural resources. Tennessee is unparalleled in the beauty it has to offer.
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Latest Stories

So many stories to tell

On the Air

Hi Friends! Welcome to the exciting outdoor adventure show, Tennessee’s Wild Side, prominently promoting the importance of protecting and preserving our state’s natural resources.

On the air for over two decades, Wild Side is a continuing vision of The Jackson Foundation, Inc. 

The Foundation is the primary underwriter, providing financial support for the show, on PBS stations in Tennessee and Kentucky. 

A vibrant broadcast voice Wild Side encourages respect for the environment, and personal responsibility for passing the privilege on to the next generation. 

Please join us on this journey, where we can all be on the same side… 

Tennessee’s Wild Side

Supporting the cause

And, Bringing the stories to life

Jackson Foundation
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Copyrighted and Trademarked by The Jackson Foundation

Produced in Association with RockWaterTV