2017 Field Sessions

Tuesday, October 3

Included with conference registration. Transportation and lunch provided.

We will visit Hiwassee Refuge, located about one hour north of Chattanooga at the confluence of the Tennessee and Hiwassee Rivers. Staff from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will give us a tour of the refuge and a fisheries crew will demonstrate some of their projects.

TWRA’s Boating BUI simulator and the 3D archery target will be set up in the parking lot for participant display of some of their other programs. Tours are rain or shine. Appropriate attire includes raincoats, fall layers (sweatshirts, long sleeves), and
walking shoes. Binoculars are always a good idea!

Thursday, October 5

Optional Activity
Fees: Adults $32, children age 3-12 $24.50, toddler $18

Get out and experience Chattanooga’s natural beauty aboard the River Gorge Explorer. This 70-passenger, hydrofoil-assisted vessel transports passengers smoothly along the waters of the Tennessee River. Each two-hour excursion is led by an Aquarium naturalist who points out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way. The Explorer goes past the foot of Lookout Mountain and into the heart of “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” There’s time to enjoy scenic views from the topside observation deck while searching for wildlife.