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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.
  • Program spots are not reserved until payment is received, we reserve the right to remove incomplete registrations from rosters.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all programs prices are per person. 
  • For certain programs we require a minimum number of participants, events may be cancelled if minimum number is not reached 
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Upcoming events

    • 01/28/2019
    • 03/25/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 1
    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

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!
     
    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. 
    • 02/01/2019
    • 03/29/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 4
    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 Fridays.

    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. 
    • 03/23/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 31
    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.  Additional attendees should be added as guests!

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm & 7:30 - 8:30 pm 




    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, incomplete registrations will be removed within 48 hours

    • 03/24/2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0

    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.


    • 03/24/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    • 03/24/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    • 03/31/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TNC Pavilion
    Register
    Come enjoy real maple syrup on pancakes made on a griddle! 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. We'll check TNC's tapped tree and observe how sap is boiled down to make fresh maple syrup- a sweet treat for all to taste! Fresh fruit, coffee and hot cocoa will be served with pancakes. All ages 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.

    • 04/01/2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05/13/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • See description for details
    • 5
    Register

    Home-schooled students aged 4-7 (4 year old must be accompanied by adult) 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, the interesting world of insects and more!


    Each session explorers will investigate a new habitat to understand the adaptations of plants and animals that help them survive. 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. 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.

    • April 1, 8, (at Flat Rock Brook)
      443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
    • April 22, 29, May 6, 13 (at Tenafly Nature Center)
      313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670


    Fees are per child.

    • Members: Series - $90 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy).
    • Non-members: Series - $120



    • 04/01/2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05/13/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • See description for details
    • 2
    Register

    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, the interesting world of insects and more!


    Each session explorers will investigate a new habitat to understand the adaptations of plants and animals that help them survive. 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.

    • April 1, 8, (at Flat Rock Brook)
      443 Van Nostrand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631
    • April 22, 29, May 6, 13 (at Tenafly Nature Center)
      313 Hudson Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670


    Fees are per child.

    • Members: Series - $90 (Membership must be current with either Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, or Teaneck Creek Conservancy).
    • Non-members: Series - $120



    • 04/01/2019
    • 05/20/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    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. Six week series on Mondays.

    Topics include: 
    Springtime Forest
    Baby Animals
    Egg-Stravaganza
    Incredible Invertebrates
    Rascally Rabbits
    All About Amphibians
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Snakes Aren't Slimey

    Please note this option is to sign up for the full eight weeks!
     
    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. 
    • 04/06/2019
    • 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. 




    • 04/06/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 19
    Join waitlist

    Learn about the seasonal changes and forest animals, roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate or cider. Experience the forest without flashlights as you develop your night vision, play games, and listen for animals during a short walk on the trails. Stars, bats, frogs, and insects are just a few of the things you may encounter at night. Tigers-Webelos.



    In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, and an owl program will be substituted for the night hike. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registered scouts only, please.


    • 04/07/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 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

    10:00am-11:00am 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 Spring Break & Autumn Break Camp. 

    • 04/07/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 27
    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 FREE/Non-members $6
    Children under 2 FREE


    • 04/13/2019
    • 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


    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

     


    • 04/14/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 special eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.

    Additional Children should be added as guests. 

    Spots cannot be reserved without payment, incomplete registrations will be removed within 48 hours.

    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. All egg hunters must be paid and registered 


    • 04/14/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 special eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.

    Additional Children should be added as guests. 

    Spots cannot be reserved without payment, incomplete registrations will be removed within 48 hours.

    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. All egg hunters must be registered and paid



    • 04/14/2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 special eggs get a special surprise. Please bring your own basket. All ages are welcome.

    Additional Children should be added as guests. 

    Spots cannot be reserved without payment, incomplete registrations will be removed within 48 hours.

    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. 



    • 04/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 6
    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.

    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 $350
    5 Half Days $200
    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 vacation 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. 

    • 04/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/19/2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 7
    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 $350
    Daily $80


    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.

      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. 

      • 04/15/2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • 04/19/2019
      • 3:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 7

      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.

      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 $325
      5 Half Days $175
      Daily $70
      Each Half Day $40

      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 vacation 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.

      Payment must be completed by March 1,2019 to receive Early Bird Discount. 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. 

      • 04/15/2019
      • 9:00 AM
      • 04/19/2019
      • 3:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 13

      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 $325
      Daily $70

      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.

        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.

        Payment must be complete by March 1, 2019 to receive discount pricing. 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. 

        • 04/15/2019
        • 9:00 AM
        • 04/19/2019
        • 3:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 7
        Register

        When school is out, PreK-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 5 Days $325
        Jr. CIT Daily $65

        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.

          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. 

          • 04/19/2019
          • 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.



          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.

          • 04/20/2019
          • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
          • 11
          Register

          Shaping rocks into beautiful and functional tools is a fun and challenging skill that has been practiced for millennia.   In this introductory course, we'll start to learn the basic techniques of Pressure Flaking - which is the shaping/sharpening stones into useful tools or points. 



          All participants will leave with their own tool kit, in order to continue experimenting at home.  All materials provided. Program is intended for adults and teens ages 14+ only. In the event of inclement weather program will be held under cover.  

          Members - $60 / Non-Members - $70

          • 04/28/2019
          • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • 26
          Register

          Meet a live hawk and owl and discover how amazing birds of prey (Raptors) are. Discover what specifically makes a bird a raptor while learning about both diurnal and nocturnal adaptations and how they utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey.


          This program is intended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up.  In the event of inclement weather program will be held under cover.

          Members - $5 / Non-Members - $10


          • 05/04/2019
          • 06/15/2019
          • 7 sessions
          • Tenafly Nature Center
          Register

          Start your weekend off right with Nature Yoga on Saturday mornings! Through a series of physical explorations and mindfulness techniques, participants will have the chance to gently explore and connect with the natural world and the self while surrounded by the sights, sounds, and scents of nature in our pavilion. No experience required; all abilities welcome! 


          Join us for a complementary session on May 4, 2019

          Program is for individuals 16 and up. Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Register for an individual class or sign up for all 6!




           Minimum age 16. 

           Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket.

           Members - $10Non-Members - $15 

           6 Week package - Member $50/Non-member $75



          • 05/04/2019
          • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
          • 17
          Register

          Enjoy becoming one with nature in our Forest Bathing Gong Bath ~ uniquely designed for opening the way for your total immersion into the magnificent wonders of wild nature as the forest Springs to life in lush greenery and fragrant blossoms in our beautiful natural sanctuary.




          Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a meditation practice developed in Japan in the 1980's.  Forest Bathing does not involve any physical bathing, but a mental bath in a serene forested environment designed to help you slow down, de-stress and reconnect to your natural self.

          Forest Bathing 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.”

          The Gong Bath is waves of sonic vibrations that, when paired with intention and played therapeutically, allows the mind, body, and senses to expand and align in a natural healing balance.  Your sound healing guide and Gong Specialist, Nechama Karp, will introduce you to gentle guided body and breath awareness–integral for your optimal preparedness to enjoy your gong listening experience. The sound of the gong played this way produces a spontaneous state of meditation and integration that only requires you to relax and listen.  

          “We will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, expand your senses, and nourish your spirit, allowing the forest and sacred sound experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.”

          www.urbankidadventurers.com

          www.nechamawellness.com

          This program is intended for age 16+.

          Member - $75 

          Non-Member - $85

          • 05/04/2019
          • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
          • 20
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          Enjoy becoming one with nature in our Forest Bathing Gong Bath ~ uniquely designed for opening the way for your total immersion into the magnificent wonders of wild nature as the forest Springs to life in lush greenery and fragrant blossoms in our beautiful natural sanctuary.





          Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a meditation practice developed in Japan in the 1980's.  Forest Bathing does not involve any physical bathing, but a mental bath in a serene forested environment designed to help you slow down, de-stress and reconnect to your natural self.

          Forest Bathing 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.”

          The Gong Bath is waves of sonic vibrations that, when paired with intention and played therapeutically, allows the mind, body, and senses to expand and align in a natural healing balance.  Your sound healing guide and Gong Specialist, Nechama Karp, will introduce you to gentle guided body and breath awareness–integral for your optimal preparedness to enjoy your gong listening experience. The sound of the gong played this way produces a spontaneous state of meditation and integration that only requires you to relax and listen.  

          “We will mentor you as you slow down, relax your mind, attain calmness, expand your senses, and nourish your spirit, allowing the forest and sacred sound experience to rejuvenate and restore your energies. We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.”

          www.urbankidadventurers.com

          www.nechamawellness.com

          This program is intended for age 16+.

          Member - $75 

          Non-Member - $85

          • 05/05/2019
          • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • 23
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          Join TNC and Hackensack Riverkeeper for a special spring treat. Eco-cruises have become famous for showcasing the amazing environment and bio-diversity that exists right around us in New Jersey. On this fully-narrated tour you will see migrating waterfowl, turtles, snakes, & birds of prey

          making their nests along bridges.



          Captain Bill Sheehan started Eco-Cruises in 1994 to increase awareness of the lower Hackensack River as a vital natural and recreational resource. Since then more than 50,000 people have traveled with us. Eco-Cruises include 2 ½ hours on the water and are fully narrated by either Capt. Bill or Program Director Capt. Hugh Carola – both of whom are US Coast Guard-licensed captains

          This program is for children & adults. Due to coast guard regulations all participants must pay, regardless of age. Beer & white wine permitted.


          This program leaves from the River Barge Park & Marina, located at 260 Outwater Lane in Carlstadt, NJ  Children ages 4 and up please.  Food & alcohol is permitted on boat, however no hard alcohol or red wine.  



          • 05/05/2019
          • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
          • Tenafly Nature Center
          • 30
          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 FREE/Non-members $6
          Children under 2 FREE


          • 05/11/2019
          • 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


          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

           


          • 05/12/2019
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • TNC Visitor Center
          • 30
          Register

          Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided birding walk outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.




          Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Moms and children under two are free.


          • 05/18/2019
          • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
          • Tenafly Nature Center
          Register