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Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC! 
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.
  •  This symbol indicates that the program is held on surfaces that are accessible for people with mobility challenges.
  • TNC staff can adapt most programs for people of many different abilities. To request assistance of any type, please let us know a week in advance so we can ensure each person enjoys nature to its fullest.
  • We present these programs for families and adults. If you are part of a group of 10 or more participants and are
    interested in public program topics below, please contact our Education Director to organize a program for your group.
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Upcoming events

    • 12/16/2017
    • 03/17/2018
    • TNC Red Loop Trail
    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. Free!


    Preview next seasons story at our Nature Story Time held on March 17 at 10:00 AM

    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
    • 01/10/2018
    • 03/14/2018
    • 9 sessions
    Register

    Young children 1 1/2 - 3 years old and adults will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside.

     


    Topics include:

    What is Winter?

    Hooting for owls

    Fantastic frogs

    Snakes aren’t slimy

    Incredible invertebrates

    Mammal-rama

    Maple tree and friends

    Animal Homes

                                   

    No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

     

    Fees are per child/adult pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee.

    Members: Series - $56; Daily - $10

    Non-members: Series - $80; Daily - $15




    • 02/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/23/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    When school is out, Pre-K & K kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities include searching for animal tracks, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday's and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    CAMP REGISTRATION CLOSED ON 2/12/18

    We are no longer taking registrants. Thank you 

    5 Full Days $325
    5 Half Days $170
    Daily $75
    Each Half Day $45

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm
    Half days are 9:00-12:30pm or 12:00-3:30pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our NEW online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 02/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/23/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    When school is out, 1st-5th grade kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. 

    Winter-themed activities may include searching for animal tracks, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday, learning about maple syrup and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    CAMP REGISTRATION CLOSED ON 2/12/18

    We are no longer taking registrants. Thank you 


    5 Days of Camp $325
    Daily $75

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 02/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/23/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 9
    When school is out, 1st-5th grade kids can keep  learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. 


    Winter-themed activities may include searching for animal tracks, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday, learning about maple syrup and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    5 Days of Camp early bird discount: $300. 
    Daily early bird discount: $65. 
    Register by 1/15/18

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 02/19/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/23/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10

    When school is out, Pre-K & K kids can keep learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Winter-themed activities include searching for animal tracks, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday's and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    5 Full Days $300
    5 Half Days $145
    Daily $65
    Each Half Day $35

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm
    Half days are 9:00-12:30pm or 12:00-3:30pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 02/25/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 02/25/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 02/25/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/02/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Experience a guided 2-hour walk (1½ miles) along the trails by the light of the full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature, allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.

    Space still available! Please arrive 15 minutes to start time (6:45pm) to register in person. We leave promptly at 7:00pm for the hike. 

    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • 03/03/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • tenafly nature center
    Register

    Don’t wait for Earth Day! The Earth does so much for us, come and help us do what little we can by picking up trash and cleaning up our forest!

    This program is intended for families with children 5 & up.  In the event of inclement weather, program will be moved to the day after.

    Free! 


    • 03/04/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/04/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/04/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month.

    All ages welcome. Children must be
    accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the
    following month.

    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 03/04/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/10/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Families will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Members $3, Family max. $10
    Non-members $6, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

     


    • 03/11/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/11/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/11/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/15/2018
    • 05/17/2018
    • 9 sessions
    • See description for details
    Register

    New this spring!

    • March 15, 22, 29 (at Flat Rock Brook)
      443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
    • April 12, 19, 26 (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy)
      20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666
    • May 3, 10, 17 (at Tenafly Nature Center)
      313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670

    Home-schooled students aged 4-7 are welcome to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy as we introduce your home school explorers to a plethora of plants and the interesting world of insects. Each month explorers will discover a new locale that is a part of beautiful Bergen County and explore the hidden gems within. Topics will range from basic botany to identifying aquatic macro-organisms and will feature hands-on/minds-on exploration perfect for a budding to intermediate naturalist. Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment.

    This is a drop off program intended for students aged 4-7 and 8-12. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Rain or shine; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Fees are per child.

    • Members: Series - $135 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy).
    • Non-members: Series - $180



    • 03/15/2018
    • 05/17/2018
    • 9 sessions
    • See description for details
    • 2
    Register

    New this spring!

    • March 15, 22, 29 (at Flat Rock Brook)
      443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
    • April 12, 19, 26 (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy)
      20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666
    • May 3, 10, 17 (at Tenafly Nature Center)
      313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670

    Home-schooled students aged 8-12 are welcome to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and Teaneck Creek Conservancy as we introduce your home school explorers to a plethora of plants and the interesting world of insects. Each month explorers will discover a new locale that is a part of beautiful Bergen County and explore the hidden gems within. Topics will range from basic botany to identifying aquatic macro-organisms and will feature hands-on/minds-on exploration perfect for a budding to intermediate naturalist. Meet other home school families while kids strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment.

    This is a drop off program intended for students aged 8-12. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Rain or shine; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Fees are per child.

    • Members: Series - $135 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy).
    • Non-members: Series - $180



    • 03/17/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to TNC. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.



    Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

    Fees are per child.
    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE

     


    • 03/18/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/18/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/18/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/22/2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 04/13/2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Participants will use flashlights to search the small pond near Tenafly Nature Center's Visitor Center for Spotted Salamanders that have emerged from their underground burrows. 



    Date and time are variable dependent on when our staff here at TNC "spots" the first Spotted Salamander of the season. Register today for this members-only annual event.

    Free

    • 03/24/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 58
    Register

    Gather ‘round the campfire to explore how lengthening days and warmers temperatures affect plants and animals. Listen to stories and roast marshmallows for s'mores. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 03/25/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Registration is closed

    Never been to the Nature Center before? Is your young camper apprehensive?Do you have other questions about camp? Come to our OPEN HOUSE! An Environmental Educator will take you around the property, lead a natural craft, and address any questions or concerns you may have. You might even get to meet one of our Animal Ambassadors! 

    Admission: FREE

    Arrive anytime between 10:00am-12:00pm and meet with a staff member at the Redfield Building 

    • 03/25/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/25/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/25/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Register

    Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. The group will check Tenafly Nature Center's tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome. 


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Dress warmly; the program will take place indoors and outdoors. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are free. No strollers, please.


    • 03/31/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 24
    Register

    Join us for a new twist on searching for eggs! Children will search the forest at Tenafly Nature Center for naturally dyed eggs in camouflage colors. Lucky hunters who find the golden eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please. Children under two are free.


    • 03/31/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 28
    Register

    Join us for a new twist on searching for eggs! Children will search the forest at Tenafly Nature Center for naturally dyed eggs in camouflage colors. Lucky hunters who find the golden eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please. Children under two are free.


    • 03/31/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 27
    Register

    Join us for a new twist on searching for eggs! Children will search the forest at Tenafly Nature Center for naturally dyed eggs in camouflage colors. Lucky hunters who find the golden eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please. Children under two are free.


    • 03/31/2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 28
    Register

    Join us for a new twist on searching for eggs! Children will search the forest at Tenafly Nature Center for naturally dyed eggs in camouflage colors. Lucky hunters who find the golden eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.


    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. No strollers please. Children under two are free.


    • 04/02/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/06/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 18
    Register
    When school is out, 1st-5th grade kids can keep  learning and have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment. 


    Spring-themed activities may include exploring the pond ecosystem, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday, meeting our animal ambassadors up close and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    5 Days of Camp early bird discount: $300. 
    Daily early bird discount: $65. 
    Register by 3/1/18

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 04/02/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/06/2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    When school is out, Pre-K & K kids can keep learningand have fun too! Children will explore TNC woods and trails, make crafts, share stories and play games while learning about the environment.

    Spring-themed activities may include exploring the pond ecosystem, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday, meeting our animal ambassadors up close and more. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the chance to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

    Please double check your child's school calendar for which days they have off! Town vacation days may vary. 

    5 Full Days $300
    5 Half Days $145
    Daily $65
    Each Half Day $35

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm
    Half days are 9:00-12:30pm or 12:00-3:30pm

    Children should bring a refillable water bottle, two snacks, and lunch. Layers and rain gear are recommended (rain boots, jacket, hat, etc.). A participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page. Rain or shine. Children may attend individual days or half days.

    1. Please log into our online health system:CAMPDOCS.
      This is where you will tell us about your camper, fill out health information, emergency contacts, other important safety data, and submit the following required files:
      • The Mandatory Health Packet: Universal Health Record from your child’s health care provider.
        1. Including an Immunization History:
          Please note, if your health care provider will not be including a complete immunization form the Health Department requires a written statement signed by the parent or guardian explaining how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the camper’s exercise of bona fide religious tenets or practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
      • A copy of your insurance card.
      • A copy of any information regarding your child's activity restrictions/special needs (ex. IEP, ISFP).
    2. Complete the form submission through CAMPDOCS 7 days prior to the start of the camp session. New Jersey state law requires that campers submit a current health record each year.
    3. Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee.

    Space is limited and pre-registration required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.

    • 04/07/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Discover the natural terrain of the Lost Brook Preserve. Experience sections of the trail as you navigate over roots, rocks and streams, through Tenafly Nature Center's nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest. All proceeds will support TNC’s mission to protect open space on and off the trails and to provide environmental education programs.

    Five and ten mile race options are available. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 




    • 04/08/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Register

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month.  Celebrate the life and work of the father of the National Parks, John Muir.  We will begin the hike and take a short mid-way break to enjoy a short reading of the celebrated environmentalist.

     

    “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

                                        

    All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month.

     

    Members - $3 / Non-Members - $6

    Member Family Max - $9 / Non-Members - $18


    • 04/14/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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    Families will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize.

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Members $3, Family max. $10
    Non-members $6, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

     


    • 04/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Join the Director of TNC, Peter Punzi, for our first director’s series program.  This spring we are discussing how to plan your gardens to do the most good for our pollinator populations.  Whether it is bees, bats or butterflies pollinators are in need of help and after this workshop you will have a better idea of how you can be a better friend to our local pollinators.

     

    Program is intended for adults. Program is rain or shine.

    Member - $5

    Non-Member - $10

    • 04/15/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Join us in Planting Sugar Maple Trees! 

    These trees will ensure our maple sugar program will be bountiful for future generations! 

    Cost to participate in this program includes a tree and caging material to protect the tree during its early years. 

    Those who participated in our Happy New Year Trees fundraiser were automatically registered. 

    If you would only like to donate a tree but aren't able to plant it please check yes to "I would like someone else to plant my tree". 

    • Use the "Register" button to the left to donate at tree.  
    • Add additional guests for friends or family for whom you are buying additional trees.  
    • 04/21/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
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    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to TNC. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk.



    Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult who may attend for free.

    Fees are per child.
    Members $3/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE

     


    • 04/22/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 20
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    Earth day is a day for us to strengthen our connection to nature, the land and those who came before us.  This earth day come and learn one of humankind’s oldest survival skills, fire by friction.  This difficult to master skill has been invaluable throughout human history and by learning this technique you are continuing a tradition as old as human history. 

    Program is intended for Adults AND children. This is not a drop-off program, if parent is going to participate they must pay. In the event of rain this program will be rescheduled. 

    Member - $40

    Non-Member - $50


    • 04/22/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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