Chattanooga's Natural Neighbors

Chattanooga Zoo and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center are proud to announce a new series of events called: Chattanooga’s Natural Neighbors. This series will include three different dates throughout the year where both organizations, along with experts in the field, will come together at Reflection Riding to search for and study the various animals that are found in the Chattanooga area. Each day will focus on a different animal group, providing everyone the opportunity to learn about our native Tennessee species. Wildlife experts will come together to provide the general public with presentations about the animals groups and help to lead groups in search of animals afterward. These days are sure to be filled with learning opportunities and exciting exploration. The first Chattanooga’s Natural Neighbors date is  March 17th from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm studying Reptiles and Amphibians. Please come out and join us!!


This event is free, however, there will be a suggested donation of $10 per family to go towards wildlife conservation efforts in the Chattanooga area.

Your RSVP is required. Please register HERE   


(additional dates will be added once confirmed)


 MARCH 17th 12:00pm - 9:00pm Schedule

Reptiles and Amphibians Itinerary

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Turtle Introduction

1:00pm - 2:15pm: Turtle cataloguing and trapping techniques

2:15pm - 3:15pm: Introduction to Snakes and Lizards

3:15pm - 4:30pm: Snake and Lizard cataloguing

4:30pm - 5:30pm: Salamander Introduction

5:30pm - 6:45pm: Salamander cataloguing

6:45pm - 7:45pm: Frog Introduction

7:45pm - 9:00pm: Frog cataloguing by sight and sound


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