There are many reasons to become a member of TNC. Some members hike in every season, attend outdoor programs, volunteer their talents and serve on committees; others read the newsletter or call the staff to ask nature questions. However you participate, being a member of TNC creates a local community -- and together, we can "Enrich our lives through nature".
As an member supported, non-profit organization, membership is critical to our mission. Tenafly Nature Center is an independent organization and does not receive state or county support. Memberships are 100% tax-deductible and expire one year from the date you join.
All Memberships Include:
- Over 100 discounted seasonal programs for 1 year.
- Guided walks with one of our Environmental Educators (1st Sunday of every month)
- Seasonal Scavenger Hunt (2nd Saturday of every month)
- Nature Story time (3rd Saturday of every month)
- Exclusive members-only programs.
- Free admission to Butterfly House (available between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
- Discounted Explore-a-bag borrowing privileges (includes binoculars, field guides, etc.).
- Free access to Junior Naturalist Booklets (earn up to 4 free seasonal Junior Naturalist patches per person).
- A one-year mailed subscription to the quarterly Tenafly Nature Center newsletter, Nature & News, which gives notice of upcoming events, programs and classes.
- Advance notice of events through e-mail updates.
- Members only benefit of enrolling your child for Nature Day Camp or Vacation Day Camps (min. Family level).
- Priority enrollment (over non-members) for camps.
- Members only opportunity of holding a fee-based birthday party (min. Family level).
- Stephen Minkoff Memorial Library borrowing privileges, including DVD collection.
- Merchandise Discounts at participating local stores and restaurants.
- Free or discounted admission to more than 130 participating North American nature & science centers.
- Invitation to the Annual Meeting and election privileges.
- Memberships are 100% tax deductible.
Your Membership Helps:
- Keep our grounds and trails open admission free, 365 days a year.
- Maintain over seven miles of trails and nearly 400 acres of forest, streams and wetlands.
- Actively manage habitats for native wildlife.
- Offer affordable community programs for people of all ages and interests.
- Provide high quality education programs for schools, scouts, and local families.
- Provide scholarships for campers and special needs programs that could not otherwise afford to visit.
- Feed and care for our collection of 25+ Animal Ambassadors.
- Answer questions from our community about living with nature and rescuing wildlife.
- Train high school and college interns for natural history and education careers.
- Maintain the Redfield Building, Pavilion and other facilities used by 23,000 people each year.
- Record natural happenings, species accounts, and coordinate with area environmental organizations.