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    • 10/01/2018
    • (EDT)
    • 09/30/2020
    • (EDT)
    Register

    While we do not maintain a zoo, TNC does house a small collection of animals that cannot be released into the wild. These animals help to educate visitors about the needs of biodiversity and the importance of protecting habitats. TNC’s animal ambassadors are native or related to local species found throughout New Jersey. Many of the species are endangered, threatened, or considered a species of special concern. 

    Caring for these abandoned and abused wildlife requires thousands of dollars each year so that we may provide food, shelter, medical care, and a nurturing environment for them to live in. It take a lot of help from people like you!

    Help us care for these amazing animals by contributing to the cost of their upkeep. Your donation assists the center by providing food and medical care, improving enclosures, and supporting staff who care for them.

    Bronze Sponsorship ($25)

    Virtual Gift Details: Maximize your donation's impact with this virtual sponsorship. This does not include a physical sponsorship kit, instead your gift recipient will receive a digital copy of the following items via email.

    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Sponsorship certificate.
    • Recognition in our quarterly newsletter.
    • Species information sheet.
    • Sponsored animal's biography.
    • Photograph of sponsored animal.

    Silver Sponsorship ($60)

    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Sponsorship certificate.
    • Recognition in our quarterly newsletter.
    • Species information sheet.
    • Sponsored animal's biography.
    • Photograph of sponsored animal.

    Gold Sponsorship ($100)

    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Sponsorship certificate.
    • Recognition in our quarterly newsletter.
    • Species information sheet.
    • Sponsored animal's biography.
    • Photograph of sponsored animal.
    • 15-minute Meet & Greet Voucher for you to come and spend time up-close with your sponsored animal.

    Platinum Sponsorship ($250)

    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Sponsorship certificate.
    • Recognition in our quarterly newsletter.
    • Species information sheet.
    • Sponsored animal's biography.
    • Photograph of sponsored animal.
    • 30-minute Meet & Greet Voucher for you to come and spend time up-close with your sponsored animal.
    • 04/18/2019
    • (EDT)
    • 09/30/2020
    • (EDT)
    Register

    AVIARY SPONSORSHIP

    Aviary Naming

    The sponsor will name the aviary (for example Surname Family Aviary similar to the visitor center which is the Redfield Building named for John A. Redfield) and will be  honored with a plaque on the aviary for the life of the aviary. $35,000

    Bay Sponsorship

    The sponsor will receive recognition (plaque) in the bay they have sponsored for the life of the aviary.

    Bays 1, 2 & 3 – $5,000    Bay 4 – $2,000


    • 09/14/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06/11/2021
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register
    Thank  you for joining us for Forest Preschool! In order to complete enrollment, please follow the steps below:
      1. Current annual Family Membership ($60) is required for all participants in Forest Preschool. 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, use the provided registration code, 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 any additional information about your child, 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 Forest Preschool session. 

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

      • 09/14/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/18/2020
      • (EST)
      • 18 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Young children, 2-4 year olds, 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. Nine week series on Mondays and Wednesdays.

      Monday/Wednesday Fall Dates:

       Monday

       Wednesday

       Week 1

       September 14

       September 16

       Week 2

       September 21

       September 23

       Week 3

       October 5

       October 7

       Week 4 

       October 12

       October 14

       Week 5

       October 19

       October 21

       Week 6

       October 26

       October 28

       Week 7

       November 2

       November 4

       Week 8

       November 9

       November 11

       Week 9

       November 16

       November 18

       Rain/snow Dates

       November 23

       November 25


      No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Programs are held 100% outdoors. Rain, snow or shine. Please dress accordingly. Space is limited to students and pre-registration is required. Must register for the entire series: No daily options. Social distancing will be in effect.

      Fees are per child/adult pair. 

      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405
      Additional family members pay half of the fee

      • 09/14/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/18/2020
      • (EST)
      • 18 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Young children, 2-4 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. Nine week series on Mondays and Wednesdays.

      Monday/Wednesday Fall Dates:

       Monday

       Wednesday

       Week 1

       September 14

       September 16

       Week 2

       September 21

       September 23

       Week 3

       October 5

       October 7

       Week 4 

       October 12

       October 14

       Week 5

       October 19

       October 21

       Week 6

       October 26

       October 28

       Week 7

       November 2

       November 4

       Week 8

       November 9

       November 11

       Week 9

       November 16

       November 18

       Rain/snow Dates

       November 23

       November 25


      No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Programs are held 100% outdoors. Rain, snow or shine. Please dress accordingly. Space is limited to students and pre-registration is required. Must register for the entire series: No daily options. Social distancing will be in effect.

      Fees are per child/adult pair. 

      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405
      Additional family members pay half of the fee

      • 09/14/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/30/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      K-2nd – Nature Explorers

      Experience wonders of nature and science at the Tenafly Nature Center. Students learn about the different cycles, adaptations, and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics, such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis. Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Monday series only.

       Grade:

       K-2nd

       Session 1

       Sept 14

       Session 2

       Sept 21

       Session 3

       Oct 5

       Session 4

       Oct 12

       Session 5

       Oct 19

       Session 6

       Oct 26

       Session 7

       Nov 2

       Session 8

       Nov 9

       Session 9

       Nov 16

       Rain/Snow Date 1

       Nov 23

       Rain/Snow Date 2

       Nov 30


      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

            

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/14/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/30/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      K-2nd – Nature Explorers

      Experience wonders of nature and science at the Tenafly Nature Center. Students learn about the different cycles, adaptations, and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics, such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis. Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Monday series only.

       Grade:

       K-2nd

       Session 1

       Sept 14

       Session 2

       Sept 21

       Session 3

       Oct 5

       Session 4

       Oct 12

       Session 5

       Oct 19

       Session 6

       Oct 26

       Session 7

       Nov 2

       Session 8

       Nov 9

       Session 9

       Nov 16

       Rain/Snow Date 1

       Nov 23

       Rain/Snow Date 2

       Nov 30


      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

            

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/15/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/19/2020
      • (EST)
      • 20 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Young children, 2-4 year olds, 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. Nine week series on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

      Tuesday/Thursday Fall Dates:

      Tuesday

      Thursday

       Week 1

       September 15

       September 17

       Week 2

       September 22

       September 24

       Week 3

       September 29

       October 1

       Week 4

       October 6

       October 8

       Week 5

       October 13

       October 15

       Week 6

       October 20

       October 22

       Week 7

       October 27

       October 29

       Week 8

       November 3

       November 12

       Week 9

       November 10

       November 19

       Rain/snow Dates  November 17  December 3

      No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Programs are held 100% outdoors. Rain, snow or shine. Please dress accordingly. Space is limited to students and pre-registration is required. Must register for the entire series: No daily options. Social distancing will be in effect.

      Fees are per child/adult pair. 
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      Additional family members pay half of the fee.

      • 09/15/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/19/2020
      • (EST)
      • 19 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Young children, 2-4 year olds, 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. Nine week series on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

      Tuesday/Thursday Fall Dates:

      Tuesday

      Thursday

       Week 1

       September 15

       September 17

       Week 2

       September 22

       September 24

       Week 3

       September 29

       October 1

       Week 4

       October 6

       October 8

       Week 5

       October 13

       October 15

       Week 6

       October 20

       October 22

       Week 7

       October 27

       October 29

       Week 8

       November 3

       November 12

       Week 9

       November 10

       November 19

       Rain/snow Dates  November 17  December 3

      No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Programs are held 100% outdoors. Rain, snow or shine. Please dress accordingly. Space is limited to students and pre-registration is required. Must register for the entire series: No daily options. Social distancing will be in effect.

      Fees are per child/adult pair. 
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      Additional family members pay half of the fee.

      • 09/15/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/24/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      3rd-5th – Nature Ecologists

      Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Tuesday series only.

      Grade:

      3rd-5th

      Session 1

      Sept 15

      Session 2

      Sept 22

      Session 3

      Sept 29

      Session 4

      Oct 6

      Session 5

      Oct 13

      Session 6

      Oct 20

      Session 7

      Oct 27

      Session 8

      Nov 3

      Session 9

      Nov 10

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Nov 17

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Nov 24

            

      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270
      ; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/15/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 11/24/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      3rd-5th – Nature Ecologists

      Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Tuesday series only.

      Grade:

      3rd-5th

      Session 1

      Sept 15

      Session 2

      Sept 22

      Session 3

      Sept 29

      Session 4

      Oct 6

      Session 5

      Oct 13

      Session 6

      Oct 20

      Session 7

      Oct 27

      Session 8

      Nov 3

      Session 9

      Nov 10

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Nov 17

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Nov 24

            

      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270
      ; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/16/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 12/02/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 14

      6th-8th – Nature Scientists

      Make amazing discoveries about the world we live in! Create a hypothesis, run through experiments, draw conclusions with the Scientific Method is the basis for this nine-week series, designed to give students a deeper look at basic environmental science. Sessions will feature hands-on experiments to help solidify environmental concepts, from water to weather, gravity to geology; students will gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

      Wednesday series only.

      Grade:

      6th-8th

      Session 1

      Sept 16

      Session 2

      Sept 23

      Session 3

      Sept 30

      Session 4

      Oct 7

      Session 5

      Oct 14

      Session 6

      Oct 21

      Session 7

      Oct 28

      Session 8

      Nov 4

      Session 9

      Nov 11

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Nov 18

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Dec 2

            

      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/16/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 12/02/2020
      • (EST)
      • 11 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      K-2nd – Nature Explorers

      Experience wonders of nature and science at the Tenafly Nature Center. Students learn about the different cycles, adaptations, and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics, such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis. Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Wednesday series only.

      Grade:

      K-2nd

      Session 1

      Sept 16

      Session 2

      Sept 23

      Session 3

      Sept 30

      Session 4

      Oct 7

      Session 5

      Oct 14

      Session 6

      Oct 21

      Session 7

      Oct 28

      Session 8

      Nov 4

      Session 9

      Nov 11

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Nov 18

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Dec 2

            

      Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.


      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/17/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 12/03/2020
      • (EST)
      • 10 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 5

      K-2nd – Nature Explorers

      Experience wonders of nature and science at the Tenafly Nature Center. Students learn about the different cycles, adaptations, and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics, such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis. Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

      Thursday series only.

      Grade:

      K-2nd

      Session 1

      Sept 17

      Session 2

      Sept 24

      Session 3

      Oct 1

      Session 4

      Oct 8

      Session 5

      Oct 15

      Session 6

      Oct 22

      Session 7

      Oct 29

      Session 8

      Nov 12

      Session 9

      Nov 19

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Dec 3

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Dec 10

      Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 09/29/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 10/13/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • See description for details
      • 3

      Homeschool students and those looking for extra enrichment opportunities, are invited to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, and Flat Rock Brook as we  introduce the principles of Environmental Resource Stewardship! Each week, in this 3 week series, students will have the chance to explore a new habitat as we take a deep dive into our Earth’s most precious and often polluted resources: Soil, Water and Air. This program aims to cultivate environmental stewardship practices through engaging and educational enrichment activities. 

      Students will strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment while exploring unique outdoor ecosystems in small socially distanced groups. Covid-19 precautions are in effect. Group sizes are strictly limited, so reserve your space today. 

      This is a drop off program intended for students aged 5-10. Program takes place 100% outdoors. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear, sturdy, closed-toe footwear, and masks. Rain or shine; the program will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program may be cancelled or rescheduled. 

      Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Session 1 will be held on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on September 29th (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy), October 6th (at Tenafly Nature Center) and October 13th (at Flat Rock Brook).

      • 10/01/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 10/15/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • See description for details
      • 0

      Homeschool students and those looking for extra enrichment opportunities, are invited to join educators from Tenafly Nature Center, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, and Flat Rock Brook as we  introduce the principles of Environmental Resource Stewardship! Each week, in this 3 week series, students will have the chance to explore a new habitat as we take a deep dive into our Earth’s most precious and often polluted resources: Soil, Water and Air. This program aims to cultivate environmental stewardship practices through engaging and educational enrichment activities. 

      Students will strengthen their knowledge and appreciation for the environment while exploring unique outdoor ecosystems in small socially distanced groups. Covid-19 precautions are in effect. Group sizes are strictly limited, so reserve your space today. 

      This is a drop off program intended for students aged 5-10. Program takes place 100% outdoors. Students should wear appropriate outdoor gear, sturdy, closed-toe footwear, and masks. Rain or shine; the program will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, the program may be cancelled or rescheduled. 

      Please no hand-held devices. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Session 2 will be held on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on October 1st (at Teaneck Creek Conservancy), October 8th (at Tenafly Nature Center), and October 15th (at Flat Rock Brook). 

      • 10/01/2020
      • (EDT)
      • 12/03/2020
      • (EST)
      • 9 sessions
      • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
      • 14

      9th-12th – Environmental Stewards

      What can we do to help preserve it for future generations? This nine-week session will develop skills and knowledge for translating the theory and concepts of resource and environmental management into practice relevant to communities and workplaces today. Students will learn what it truly means to be a steward of the Earth by applying monitoring and environmental management tools used by resource and environmental practitioners.

      Thursday series only.

      Grade:

      9th-12th

      Session 1

      Sept 17

      Session 2

      Sept 24

      Session 3

      Oct 1

      Session 4

      Oct 8

      Session 5

      Oct 15

      Session 6

      Oct 22

      Session 7

      Oct 29

      Session 8

      Nov 5

      Session 9

      Nov 12

      Rain/Snow Date 1

      Nov 19

      Rain/Snow Date 2

      Dec 3


      Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

      Group A will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

      Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

      Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

      Fees are per child.
      Members: $270; Non-Member: $405

      • 10/02/2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 2
      Register

      Experience a guided 11/2-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

      Program is intended for adults. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed the program to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

      • 10/03/2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • 10
      Register

       Meet some of TNC's amphibian ambassadors and learn fascinating facts about these animals. Learn about skin, mucus, and nictitating membranes and why these animal ambassadors live at the Tenafly Nature Center.

      This program is intended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per person.

      • 10/04/2020
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 11
      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. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed the program to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

      Fees are per person.
      Children under 2 FREE

      • 10/09/2020
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 13
      Register

      Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will enjoy the outdoors and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out. Activities each evening will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, and animal encounters.

      Drop-off program. Layers and weather appropriate gear recommended (rain coats and boots, etc.). Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Participants must bring a bagged dinner, snacks and refillable water bottle. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per child

      • 10/10/2020
      • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
      • 4
      Register

      Learn about classification, food chains, and do a service project to help local mammals. Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. With a little pre-study (Participants must obtain and read the Mammal Study Merit Badge Book), you’ll complete requirements in this half day field class. Requirement 3c must be completed prior to the workshop and submitted  for review prior to the workshop. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. 

      This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA.

      Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts. Cost: $40 per scout. Maximum: 10 scouts.

      • 10/10/2020
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
      • Pavilion
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      Environment Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDTNC is pleased to host an adult speaker series featuring Tenafly Nature Center Board Member, Susan Golden.   Susan is a retired high school teacher who has taught a number of STEM subjects including Environmental Science, and she continues to share her passion for learning with community groups throughout the Northeast.   Susan speaks regularly about a variety of environmental issues and leads engaging, interactive discussions that encourage insightful questions from her audience.   Susan is also an officer on the Board of Trustees of the Hackensack Riverkeeper and she is active with the Climate Reality Project. 

      Environmental Issues of the 21st Century

      Can 21st Century humans live in harmony with the natural world around them? This presentation explores modern society's relationship with the natural world and our impact on the planet. Issues including water pollution and invasive species, as well as biodiversity and habitat loss will be discussed. Climate change and sustainable practices on an individual, community, and global level will also be addressed. Think Global, Act Local!   There will be a Q & A to follow.

      Bring your own heated beverage and snacks. 100% outdoors in our heated pavilion. Social distancing is in effect. Masks required.

      Presentation is free, suggested donation $10

      • 10/10/2020
      • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 12
      Register

      Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will enjoy the outdoors and participate in fun activities with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an evening out. Activities each evening will include crafts, a night hike, trail games, and animal encounters.

      Drop-off program. Layers and weather appropriate gear recommended (rain coats and boots, etc.). Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Participants must bring a bagged dinner, snacks and refillable water bottle. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per child

      • 10/11/2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 20
      Register

      “Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk through the natural environment of a forest. Forest Bathing is a guided meditation that affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting while under the guidance and mentoring of experienced guide Thomas Schuchaskie, who at times will be unseen, but still around, allowing you time to be “alone.” We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.

      The instructor will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, and expand your soul, allowing the forest experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. They will help you find your own safe areas in the forest where you’ll be able to meditate, reflect, and detox from your everyday hectic life.

      Program is intended for adults and children 16+. Program will be held entirely outdoors so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per person. 
      • 10/15/2020
      • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 15
      Register

      Feeling stressed out? Grab your friends and join us for our first ever college night! Led by a TNC Environmental Educator, participants will enjoy the crackling of the campfire in the crisp autumn air. Bring your own s’mores for a tasty treat. Then, enjoy the sounds of TNC at night as you head onto the trails searching for nocturnal creatures.

      Program is intended for college aged individuals and young adults 18-24. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoesParticipants may bring their own s'mores supplies and skewers for roasting (TNC cannot provide anything food related at this time). Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      • 10/17/2020
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 12
      Register

       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.

      Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed the program to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per child.
      Children under 2 FREE

      • 10/17/2020
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
      • Pavilion
      Register

      Environment Images | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDTNC is pleased to host an adult speaker series featuring Tenafly Nature Center Board Member, Susan Golden.   Susan is a retired high school teacher who has taught a number of STEM subjects including Environmental Science, and she continues to share her passion for learning with community groups throughout the Northeast.   Susan speaks regularly about a variety of environmental issues and leads engaging, interactive discussions that encourage insightful questions from her audience.   Susan is also an officer on the Board of Trustees of the Hackensack Riverkeeper and she is active with the Climate Reality Project.

      Water & Society

      This presentation surveys modern society’s different uses of water and the impacts we have this precious resource. This talk focuses on the local environment and explains how municipal water is treated and made safe to drink.  It then continues to follow the water from the drain back to the ocean by looking at local sewage and wastewater treatment techniques. It takes a broad look at the different types of water pollution and looks at both their sources and their impacts. Q and A to follow.

      Bring your own heated beverage and snacks. 100% outdoors in our heated pavilion. Social distancing is in effect. Masks required.

      Presentation is free, suggested donation $10


      • 10/21/2020
      • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual Zoom Meeting
      Register

      All Members Welcome!

      Zoom Link Provided for Registered Members

      Tenafly Nature Center’s Annual Members Meeting is a time to celebrate the past year and to vote in new TNC board members and select the executive committee.

      Tenafly Nature Center is an Association. Each year at the annual meeting the Association meets for the election of trustees as well as the election of officers. As a member you are welcome to come participate and vote at the annual meeting.

      It is also a good time to come together and meet with like minded people who support our Green Island in Tenafly and learn more about the great things we accomplished over the year and what may be planned for the upcoming year.

      • 10/25/2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 15
      Register

       Meet a live animal and get down with your creative and crafty side! After an up close visit with one of Tenafly Nature Center's Animal Ambassadors where we learn all about what makes them special and unique, we'll utilize our imaginations and create an artistic version of our new animal friend. A perfect activity for both adults and children who enjoy their artistic side.

      This program is intended for adults and families with children ages 4 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per person.
      Children under 2 FREE

      • 10/31/2020
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 15
      Register

       Bones, fur, feathers, and fun! This offbeat seasonal program will be an in-depth study of owls. Participants will meet a live owl, explore their eating habits, and examine a real owl pellet--bones and all! Then create several crafty and spooky potions!

      Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

      Fees are per person.

      • 10/31/2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 15
      Register

      Experience a guided 11/2-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

      Program is intended for adults. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed the program to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

      • 11/01/2020
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      • 15
      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. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed the program to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended.

      Fees are per person.
      Children under 2 FREE

      • 11/05/2020
      • 9:00 AM (EST)
      • 11/06/2020
      • 3:30 PM (EST)
      • Deer Pavilion
      • 6
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      November 5th & 6th
      When school is out, 1st-2nd 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.

      Autumn-themed activities may include visits with live animals and hiking through the leaves. Sign up early. Don't let your child miss out on fun, hands-on nature experiences, outdoor discovery, and the change to explore our native hardwood forest and pond ecosystems.

      Camp will be 100% outdoors. When keeping 6 ft is not possible all campers and staff must wear a face mask. Choose individual days or both! 


      Full Day $80/day
      Full day is 9:00 am-3:30 pm

      Half Day $50/day
      Half day is 9:00am-12:30pm or 12:00pm-3:30pm

      Children should bring two face masks, 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 school break day camp web page. Rain or shine. 

      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. 

      • 11/05/2020
      • 9:00 AM (EST)
      • 11/06/2020
      • 3:30 PM (EST)
      • Coyote Campfire Ring
      • 13
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