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Watts Bar Lake
River Ridge is located on the shores of Watts Bar Lake and offers 1-5 day environmental education programs for people of all ages, primarily focusing on grades 4 – 8.  

Change a Life--Change the World!
We are currently seeking individuals who enjoy sharing their love of the natural world with others to join our Program Staff. From seasonal positions with onsite residency to positions for those who are available on an occasional basis either for the day or week, click HERE for more information.

Place Based Programming: New Approach to Curriculum
From bald eagles and osprey to sand hill cranes and great blue herons, many bird species call River Ridge home. There is lush flora and fauna is everywhere you turn and rich history and geography specific to our location in East Tennessee.

While offering an experiential approach to education, our age appropriate curriculum is designed to enhance and complement classroom studies. In our outdoor classroom, terms like “dragon-fly larvae”, “interrelationships”, and “adaptations” take on immediate significance as participants experience them first hand.

Even though we focus on an educational encounter with nature, the benefits of our program extend beyond environmental education. Through community living, participants learn to work together throughout the experience whether in classes, in cabins, or at meals.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact the office for details by email at or by phone at (865) 376-2236.

John Knox Center
591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
Phone: (865) 376-2236
Fax: (865) 376-1719
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