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    • 01/26/2020
    • 04/26/2020
    • 4 sessions
    Register

    Make memories as we come together for a fun-filled, sensory-friendly, exploration session in the great outdoors. Sensory-friendly exploration is designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. Each class will be focused on a different aspect of the natural world, encouraging exploration for the child, siblings, and guardians. Through hands-on interactions with artifacts, small hikes, and making friends with animals we welcome families to learn, support and inspire one another.

    Program is intended for families with sensory sensitive children of all ages. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather appropriate clothing recommended. Pre-registration is recommended.

    Prices are per child per session
    Member $5/Non-members $10 per child
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 01/27/2020
    • 03/23/2020
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 7
    Register
    Young children, 1 ½ to 3 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery stations, songs and journeys outside. Eight week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    What is Winter
    Maple Trees and Friends
    Sleep, Stay, Runaway
    Fantastic Frogs
    Snakes Aren't Slimy
    Hooting for Owls
    Mammalrama
    Animal Home


     
    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 adults/child pair. Additional family members pay half of the fee. 
    • 02/01/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Register

    At the Tenafly Nature Center we house several animal friends who we call ambassadors! These Animal Ambassadors work hard to bring the joy and wonder of nature to children, adults and everyone in between. Whether they have scales, feathers or fur let’s celebrate these amazing creatures and the important job that they do!

    All proceeds will go towards the care of our wonderful animal ambassadors. While you're here sponsor our ambassador of the month to help TNC provide a high level of care. 



    All ages welcome. In the event of inclement weather program will be held indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Fees are per person.
    Member $2/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 02/02/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 6
    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.


    • 02/02/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 13
    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.


    • 02/02/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10
    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.


    • 02/08/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

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

    Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

    Members Free
    Non-members $5, Family max. $20
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 02/09/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    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

    11:00am-12:00pm meet with a staff member at the Redfield Building. Staff will focus on Summer Nature Day Camp but also go over our School Vacation Day Camps, such as Presidents' Week Day Camp. 

    • 02/09/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 5
    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.


    • 02/09/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 15
    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.


    • 02/09/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    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.


    • 02/09/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 20
    Register

    New Jersey is teeming with night life, and owls are some of the state’s star creatures of the night. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator for a short introduction to these raptors and a visit from a live owl. Afterwards, the group will venture outside in search of nocturnal feathered friends.


    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.

    Members $5/Non-members $10


     


    • 02/14/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    Think outside the box this Valentine’s Day by ditching the fancy restaurant and chocolates for s’mores and hiking boots. A Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator will guide you and your special someone on a night hike through our beautiful woodland preserve, afterwards we welcome you to cuddle up around a roaring campfire and make some s’mores as you watch the flames dance against the dark of the night!

    Program intended for adults ages 18 and up. In case of heavy snow, the program will be cancelled. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    Fees are per person.
    Member $10/Non-member $15


    • 02/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

     3rd Saturday of the month
    *After the program, participants may experience the story in a new way, reading it as they follow our seasonal StoryWalk® along a trail

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. 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.
    Member free/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE

    • 02/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30
    Register

    Adults and families with children 10 and up- join in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Participate in this important citizen science project to tally the birds who live at TNC. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator for a short review of key bird identification marks. The group will observe birds at our feeders, followed by a short walk on the trails to look for birds that winter at Tenafly Nature Center. 

    Participants will log and count the birds observed and results will be submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count at gbbc.birdcount.org.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars if you have them; if not we can loan you a pair. Rain or shine.



    • 02/15/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    During the dark winter months our animals get lonely. Help the animals get through the winter by warming their day by reading them a story! Come to the visitor center any time from 11:00 – 1:00 to spend some time with some of our animal ambassadors while building confidence in reading ability.



    Program is for children learning to read or looking to build confidence in reading skills.  Program will be inside. Program will be cancelled in the event of heavy snow.  

    Suggested donation - $2


    • 02/16/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 8
    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.


    • 02/16/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 14
    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.


    • 02/16/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    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.


    • 02/17/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/21/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 13
    Register

    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 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 $365
    5 Half Days $215
    Daily $80
    Each Half Day $50

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

    Pre-K & K campers must be a minimum of 4 years old and bathroom independent. For the safety of our staff and campers, TNC staff do not go into the bathroom with campers. 

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

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    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. 

    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).
    • 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.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 

    • 02/17/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/21/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    Register

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

    Winter-themed activities may include searching for animal tracks, eating s’mores around the campfire on Friday, 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 $365
    Daily $80

    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm

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

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    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. 

    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).
    • 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.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 


    • 02/17/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/21/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 6
    Register

    When school is out, pre-k-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.

    We need help! 6th-8th grade students can be Junior CITs. Part camper, part helper, we are looking for responsible individuals who are ready to assist the camp staff with setup, cleanup, and leading younger children in games and lessons. 

    No previous experience required as this is an entry to gaining skills in self-confidence, building a work ethic, and leadership. Jr. CITs will have the perks of enjoying the lessons and games too! 

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



    JR CIT $80 Daily 
    5 days $365
    Full day is 9:00-3:30 pm

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

    To Register:

    1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in our camp programs. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.
    2. Click the Register button, complete the form, and pay with a credit card. 
    3. Wait for your confirmation email and use the link to log into our online health system: CAMPDOCS. (May take up to a week to receive email)

    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. 

    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).
    • 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.

    Failure to submit all forms to TNC 7 days before the first day of camp will result in forfeiture of your registration fee. No exceptions. 


    When school is out, pre-k-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.

    We need help! 6th-8th grade students can be Junior CITs. Part camper, part helper, we are looking for responsible individuals who are ready to assist the camp staff with setup, cleanup, and leading younger children in games and lessons. 

    No previous experience required as this is an entry to gaining skills in self-confidence, building a work ethic, and leadership. Jr. CITs will have the perks of enjoying the lessons and games too! 

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

    • 02/23/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 8
    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.


    • 02/23/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 15
    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.


    • 02/23/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    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.


    • 03/01/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 15
    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.


    • 03/01/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    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.


    • 03/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Register

    At the Tenafly Nature Center we house several animal friends who we call ambassadors! These Animal Ambassadors work hard to bring the joy and wonder of nature to children, adults and everyone in between. Whether they have scales, feathers or fur let’s celebrate these amazing creatures and the important job that they do!

    All proceeds will go towards the care of our wonderful animal ambassadors. While you're here sponsor our ambassador of the month to help TNC provide a high level of care. 



    All ages welcome. In the event of inclement weather program will be held indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Fees are per person.
    Member $2/Non-member $5
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 03/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Winter is the perfect time to learn about and find animal tracks! A TNC staff educator will teach you all about different kinds of paws, feet and droppings and how to identify the animals that left them behind!

    Program is intended for families for children ages 5 & up.  Program may be cancelled due to heavy snow.

    Members - $5 / Family - $15

    Non-Members - $8 / Family - $24 


    • 03/08/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 14
    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.


    • 03/08/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    Register