TNC to Go

TNC to Go can come to your location for a lecture, Earth Day event, or other tabling event. We also offer Professional Development to educate others in methods to utilize various environmental education resources.  

To Schedule:

1. Contact the Education Director via e-mail or at (201) 568-6093 and she will contact you as soon as possible. Please be prepared to provide following information:
  • Your name
  • Organization mailing address
  • Organization phone number
  • Emergency cell phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Number of participants
  • Name of the program
  • Requested date (for faster scheduling have several date options)
  • Requested time for programs (for faster scheduling have several time options)
2. Review and sign the confirmation form sent by the Education Director.
3. Mail the signed confirmation form with payment to Debora Davidson.

TNC to Go Pricing

mileage charge of the current IRS rate per mile round trip is added to the program fee if the location is outside of Tenafly.

 Class Numbers
 First Program
 Consecutive Programs (same day)
 Individual Group (up to 30 participants)
 $175  $125
 Assembly (more than 30 participants)
 $350  $300

  • Groups with more than 30 participants will be charged the assembly fees.
  • Larger groups can be divided between morning and afternoon programs, or scheduled over several days.
  • Consecutive programs are held one right after another, for different groups, in the same location with no more than an hour break between two of the programs.
  • One parking space must be provided near the entrance of your location.

Program and Payment Policies

  • A non-refundable deposit is required for all programs.
  • Programs scheduled with less than two weeks notice will require a non-refundable deposit three days prior to the program.
  • Payment can be made by your group representative by check, cash, purchase order, or money order (credit cards not accepted).
  • It is the duty of the group representative to collect the fee from the participants. TNC will not accept individual payments from the participants.

Reschedule, Cancellation & Refund Information

  • If your organization must reschedule, a $50 rescheduling fee will be applied.
  • Cancellation Timeline Refund Amount
    • More than 30 days’ notice  - 100% returned
    • 11 to 30 days’ notice - 50% returned
    • Less than 11 days’ notice - NO REFUND

Program Preparation


TNC to Go Program Topics

We can design programs to match your organization's interests. Please contact the Education Director to discuss topics that may not appear below. 

Apple Cider Making: 1 hour
Investigate plant parts, their uses, and simple machines by using an old-fashioned screw press to make and sample fresh apple cider. In the process, they learn about the history of the cider making from colonial times to the present.This program is only available if your organization has wheelchair accessible transportation available for our cider press.

Creatures of the Night: 1 hour
Do you know if you are nocturnal, diurnal, or crepuscular? Join an Environment Educator from the Tenafly Nature Center and find out! Through live animal demonstrations, participants will learn about local species that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations creatures posses to roam the nighttime landscape.

Endangered NJ: 1-2 hours
Learn about the major factors that threaten animals with endangerment and extinction worldwide. Through use of artifacts and live animals, participants will learn the status of select native New Jersey fauna. Activities are designed to raise awareness of New Jersey’s over 60 endangered species, and inspire participants to practice how they can help prevent threats to local wildlife.

Group Challenges: 1-2 hours
Through problem-solving challenges and group work, this program will help your group recognize their strengths and practice their listening skills. Using physical and mental abilities, participants will learn how to communicate effectively and cultivate cooperative skills.

Heavenly Herps: 1-2 hours
“Herps” (reptiles and amphibians) are among the most under-appreciated and misunderstood species of the Animal Kingdom. An introduction to live snakes, frogs, salamanders and turtles highlight the characteristics that distinguish these Classes.

Incredible Invertebrates: 1-2 hours
Examine live insects in an introduction to the vast array of insect life. Participants will be taught where to find insects outside and how to identify them. By observing life stages and adaptations, participants will learn to identify different insects in a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Extended programs include such topics as how people depend on insects and how our attempts to control insect populations affect the environment.

Oogling Owls: 1-1.5 hours

Learn the adaptations these nocturnal predators use to thrive at night. Participants will learn about the status of NJ’s owls and discuss the pros and cons of human interaction with these powerful and efficient predators.


Rapp’n with Raptors: 1-1.5 hours

Observe live raptors up close and learn about their behavior, physiology, adaptations, ecological importance and natural history. Hands-on artifacts and demonstrations will display the grace and power of these predators.


The World Beneath Our Feet: 1 hour

A hole in the ground invites curiosity and wonder. Learn about the creatures that live underground as we shed some light on the mysteries under our feet. Discover what other unseen organisms might share this world and how they affect our lives from below.


Assembly Programs

(1 hour)

Creatures of the Night: Do you know if you are nocturnal, diurnal, or crepuscular? Join an Environment Educator from the Tenafly Nature Center and find out! Through live animal demonstrations, participants will learn about local species that inhabit the dark. From owls to opossums, learn about the amazing adaptations creatures posses to roam the nighttime landscape.

Endangered NJ: Learn about the major factors that threaten animals with endangerment and extinction worldwide. Through use of artifacts and live animals, participants will learn the status of select native New Jersey fauna. Activities are designed to raise awareness of New Jersey’s over 60 endangered species, and inspire participants to practice how they can help prevent threats to local wildlife.

Oogling Owls: Learn the adaptations these nocturnal predators use to thrive at night. Participants will learn about the status of NJ’s owls and discuss the pros and cons of human interaction with these powerful and efficient predators.


Rapp’n with Raptors: Observe live raptors up close and learn about their behavior, physiology, adaptations, ecological importance and natural history. Hands-on artifacts and demonstrations will display the grace and power of these predators.


The World Beneath Our Feet: A hole in the ground invites curiosity and wonder. Learn about the creatures that live underground as we shed some light on the mysteries under our feet. Discover what other unseen organisms might share this world and how they affect our lives from below.


Program Evaluation

If your group has visited us recently and you would like to let us know what you thought, please send us a program evaluation. Your response will assist us in providing all groups with high quality programming in the future.

Upcoming events

Saturday, June 21, 2014 • TNC Trails
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:30 AM • TNC Visitors Center
Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00 PM • TNC Visitor Center

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