After School Series

Our fun interactive after school science enrichment programs introduce kids to concepts in biology, earth sciences, and natural history. Our programs also allow them to meet live animal ambassadors face-to-face. Our themed curriculum covers integrated science topics and reinforces learning through hands-on experiments, projects, movement and stories.

  • Afternoon Explorers (on site programs)
  • TNC to Go After School Enrichment
  • Afternoon Explorers and Forest Explorers (on site programs)

    Our on site After School programs are developed for children 4-7 years old (Afternoon Explorers) and 8-12 years old (Forest Explorers), and instill students with an appreciation of the wonders of the natural world. Professional Environmental Educators will guide your child through activities along the trails and in the Education Pavilion and Redfield Building. Learn about the animals of New Jersey, create natural art projects, and discover what our backyards have to offer.

    • Children must be registered for the appropriate age group. 
    • Programs are for registrants only.
    • Children must be checked in and out each day. 
    • Students should dress for the weather and wear appropriate outdoor footwear.

    This program can also be brought to your school as an after school series for children 4-9 years old. For more information on this and other TNC to Go possibilities, please contact the Education Director.

    Afternoon Explorers

    • No upcoming Events

    Forest Explorers

    • No upcoming events

    For information on refund and cancellation policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page. 

    TNC to Go After School Enrichment

    All programs are one hour.

    Our TNC to Go after school enrichment programs run for 8 week sessions (generally once a week) depending on your school's scheduling needs. We can design programs to reinforce your curriculum. If a subject of interest to you does not appear below, please contact the Education Director for more information.

    The cost for an afterschool program is $15 per session per student, including all materials and supplies. Each class needs a minimum of 6 students to run, and can have a maximum of 12 students.

    Interested groups must email the Education Director or call (201) 568-6093 to discuss program options and to schedule.

    Animal Tales
    Kindergarten-5th Grade
    Meet some amazing animals and learn how they survive in their own habitats. Join us as we explore reptile relatives, amphibian abilities, mighty mammals and more. Sessions will feature an animal found in New Jersey and how each creature’s unique attributes and adaptations set them apart. Through crafts, stories, hands-on activities, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters, students will gain more of an understanding of what can be found in their own backyards.

    Nature Explorers
    Kindergarten-2nd Grade
    Experience wonders of nature and science with 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, animal tracks, and metamorphosis. Sessions will feature stories, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters.

    Earth Science Explorer
    3rd-5th Grade
    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 eight-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.