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Tabling Events

Tenafly Nature Center is always happy to participate in community events. Schedule us to make an appearance at your fundraiser, gala, festival, or conference. There are three different options to include us in your event:

  • We will set up a booth full of information about TNC and have a naturalist on hand to engage passers-by at no cost. 
  • For a small fee our table would include a few of our live animals along with our interactive table displays and information about TNC.
  • Schedule a TNC to Go program as part of your event (see program options below).

TNC to Go Tabling Pricing

 Tabling with
 Live Animals on Display
 Live Animal Program
 1st Hour/Program (NJ & NY)  $0 $100 $200
 1st Hour/Program (NYC boroughs)  $0 $150* $325* $475*
 Consecutive Hour/Programs  $0 $50 $125 $300
  •  There is no additional charge for supervising adults.
  • *Additional fee is included to the First program fee for all New York City boroughs visits to cover NYC permit requirements.
  • A mileage charge of the current IRS rate per mile round trip is added to the program fee if the location is outside of Tenafly.
  • One parking space must be provided near the entrance of your location (if no parking is available at your site then a fee will be added to cover any associated garage fees).
  • Consecutive programs are programs held one right after another, for different classes, in the same location with no more than a 60 minute break between two of the programs.
  • **Includes touchable biofacts and hands-on activities for visitors.
  • If your funds are limited, please consider applying for a scholarship (we strive to make nature accessible to everyone). 

Animals Available for a Live Animal Display

Please note that not all animals are always available and specific species are subject to change.

  • Amphibians: American Toad, American Bullfrog, Spotted Salamander
  • Reptiles: Eastern Box Turtle, Wood Turtle, King snake, Pine snake, Corn snake, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon
  • Invertebrates: North American Walking Stick insect, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, North American Giant Millipede
  • Birds: Red-Tailed Hawk, Barred Owl
  • Mammals: Fancy Rat

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TNC to Go Event Programs (All programs are 45-60 minutes):

For all ages (3 and up):

  1. Hanging with the Herps
    Develop an understanding of why scientists classified reptiles and amphibians as herps and how their internal and external structures support their growth and survival. Learn about the special adaptations that make each of these groups unique and meet 4-5 live reptiles and amphibians.

  2. Remarkable Raptors
    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.
  3. The World Beneath Our Feet
    A hole in the ground is always mysterious as it invites curiosity and wonder. Discover why some animals are fossorial (live underground) and what adaptations they need to survive this underfoot habitat. Meet four live animals whose survival depends on the time they spend within the soil and discover why subterranean ecosystems are diverse, balanced, and much more active than you may think.

Best for children ages 7 and up:

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

  2. Endangered NJ
    Learn about the major factors that threaten animals with endangerment and extinction worldwide. Discover how people both directly and indirectly affect the Earth's biodiversity and meet 4-5 living examples of species whose populations are being affected by human actions today. Gain an awareness of New Jersey’s 60+ endangered species, and develop solutions to help prevent threats to our local wildlife. 

  3. Incredible Invertebrates
    Examine live insects and learn how diverse invertebrate life can be in a forest habitat. Discover how each animals structure help it to survive and how insects are similar yet different from other invertebrates. Learn about insect life stages and how some insects provide for their young. Learn how invertebrates contribute to human survival and what we can do to reduce our negative impacts on their populations.

  4. Who Goes Whoo

    Meet a live owl and learn about their unique adaptations. Discover how as one owl species habitat changes it affects other species across the United States. Identify how these nocturnal utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey and what similarities we share with these powerful and efficient predators.

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