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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.
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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 17, 2016
    • Saturday, December 17, 2016
    • TNC Trails
    Calling all nature-loving readers! StoryWalk® is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. Designed for beginning readers, the stories will appeal to all ages. Tenafly Nature Center will post a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. Free!




    To preview the story, register for the Nature Story Time program at 11:45 am on September 17, which will introduce the new StoryWalk®

    The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
    • Sunday, September 25, 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, September 25, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 22

    2:00-3:00 PM

    Online registration is no longer available but limited space is still available. Interested families are welcome to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the program start time to register and pay with cash or check.

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, September 25, 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    3:30-4:30 PM

    Online registration is no longer available but limited space is still available. Interested families are welcome to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the program start time to register and pay with cash or check.

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    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 Wednesdays.


    Topics include: 
    Tree'rific Colors
    Apple-licious
    Fungus Among Us
    Delightful Deer
    All About Ampibians
    Tricky Turkeys
    Crepuscular Critters
    Rockin' Recyclers

    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.


    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 6
    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 Wednesdays.

    Topics include: 
    Tree'rific Colors
    Apple-licious
    Fungus Among Us
    Delightful Deer
    All About Ampibians
    Tricky Turkeys
    Crepuscular Critters
    Rockin' Recyclers

    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. 
    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Scouts and leaders will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. Tigers-Webelos. 


    Scouts must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Registered Scouts only, please.

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    2:00-3:00 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’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.

    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free. No strollers please.


    1st Sunday of the month.

    • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    3:30-4:30 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    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 Wednesdays.


    Topics include: 
    Tree'rific Colors
    Apple-licious
    Fungus Among Us
    Delightful Deer
    All About Ampibians
    Tricky Turkeys
    Crepuscular Critters
    Rockin' Recyclers

    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. 


    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along TNC's trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.







    • Sunday, October 09, 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, October 09, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    2:00-3:00 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Sunday, October 09, 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    3:30-4:30 PM

    Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


    Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

    • Monday, October 10, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.



    Topics include:

    October 10 & 24: Magnificent Migration

    November 14 & 28: Seasons of the Trees

    December 5 & 19*: Bats vs. Bears

    January 9 & 23: Wild Winter Survival

    February 13 & 27: Rappin with Raptors

    March 13 & 27: Sap to Syrup

    April 10 & 24: Spring to Life!

    May 8 & 22: Ornithology

    June 5 & 19*: Metamorphosis Mania


    Parents are welcome and encouraged to join. Students should wear sturdy closed-toed footwear. Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 


    Members: Full Series-$180; Seasonal Session- $90

    Non-members: Full Series-$270; Seasonal Session- $120

    To sign up for an individual session, please call 201-568-6093.
    Individual session:
     Members $20/Non-members $30

    2nd and 4th Mondays

    *1st and 3rd Mondays in December and June


    • Monday, October 10, 2016
    • Monday, October 24, 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


    October 10 & 24: Magnificent Migration
    A focus on the study of migration in birds and insects.

    2nd and 4th Mondays


    To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

    Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


    For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

        • Friday, October 14, 2016
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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.




        Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’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, or owls. 



        Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Children must be accompanied by an adult, who may attend for free.

        3rd Saturday of the month


        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 4:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 24

        Tour departing at 4:30 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 5:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 5:30 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Saturday, October 15, 2016
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 8

        Tour departing at 6:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Sunday, October 16, 2016
        • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 50

        Tour departing at 4:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Sunday, October 16, 2016
        • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 4:30 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Sunday, October 16, 2016
        • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 5:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Sunday, October 16, 2016
        • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 25

        Tour departing at 5:30 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Sunday, October 16, 2016
        • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
        • TNC Pavilion
        • 13

        Tour departing at 6:00 pm. Program is under cover if raining, but dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows but cannot be guaranteed a tour. Children under two are free.


        • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
        • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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 Wednesdays.


        Topics include: 
        Tree'rific Colors
        Apple-licious
        Fungus Among Us
        Delightful Deer
        All About Ampibians
        Tricky Turkeys
        Crepuscular Critters
        Rockin' Recyclers

        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. 


        • Sunday, October 23, 2016
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        12:30-1:30 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Sunday, October 23, 2016
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        2:00-3:00 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Sunday, October 23, 2016
        • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        3:30-4:30 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
        • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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 Wednesdays.


        Topics include: 
        Tree'rific Colors
        Apple-licious
        Fungus Among Us
        Delightful Deer
        All About Ampibians
        Tricky Turkeys
        Crepuscular Critters
        Rockin' Recyclers

        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. 


        • Saturday, October 29, 2016
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 29
        Bones, fur and feathers, and fun! This off-beat seasonal program will be an in-depth study of owls. Families with children 3 and up will meet a live owl, explore their eating habits, and examine a real owl pellet-bones and all! Then create an edible "owl pellet" and a spooky green "potion" to drink!




        Rain or shine. Fees are per child/adult pair. 

        • Sunday, October 30, 2016
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        12:30-1:30 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Sunday, October 30, 2016
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        2:00-3:00 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Sunday, October 30, 2016
        • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        3:30-4:30 PM

        Experience the taste of fresh crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press, help to make cider, and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


        Rain or shine. Space is limited and pre-registration required. Children under 2 are free (no strollers, please.)

        • Wednesday, November 02, 2016
        • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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 Wednesdays.


        Topics include: 
        Tree'rific Colors
        Apple-licious
        Fungus Among Us
        Delightful Deer
        All About Ampibians
        Tricky Turkeys
        Crepuscular Critters
        Rockin' Recyclers

        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. 


        • Friday, November 04, 2016
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • TNC Campfire Ring
        • 60
        Registration is closed

        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.


        • Sunday, November 06, 2016
        • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        • 30

        Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’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.

        In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free. No strollers please.


        1st Sunday of the month.

        • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
        • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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 Wednesdays.


        Topics include: 
        Tree'rific Colors
        Apple-licious
        Fungus Among Us
        Delightful Deer
        All About Ampibians
        Tricky Turkeys
        Crepuscular Critters
        Rockin' Recyclers

        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. 


        • Saturday, November 12, 2016
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center
        Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along TNC's trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.




        Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm.

        In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

        2nd Saturday of the month.







        • Sunday, November 13, 2016
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • TNC Visitor Center

        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.




        Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

        • Monday, November 14, 2016
        • Monday, November 28, 2016
        • 2 sessions
        • TNC Visitor Center

        Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


        November 14 & 28: Seasons of the Trees
        A focus on the study of plant adaptations and apple cider making.

        2nd and 4th Mondays


        To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

        Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


        For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

            • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
            • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
            • TNC Visitor Center

            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 Wednesdays.


            Topics include: 
            Tree'rific Colors
            Apple-licious
            Fungus Among Us
            Delightful Deer
            All About Ampibians
            Tricky Turkeys
            Crepuscular Critters
            Rockin' Recyclers

            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. 


            • Sunday, November 20, 2016
            • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
            • Tenafly Nature Center
            • 30
            Adults and families with children 3 and up can discover the real lives of wild turkeys. Learn about hens, toms, poults, caruncles, wattles, and snoods. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator and perform the turkey strut and learn the turkey call! Make a terrific turkey to take home.



            Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine.
            • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
            • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
            • TNC Visitor Center

            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 Wednesdays.


            Topics include: 
            Tree'rific Colors
            Apple-licious
            Fungus Among Us
            Delightful Deer
            All About Ampibians
            Tricky Turkeys
            Crepuscular Critters
            Rockin' Recyclers

            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. 


            • Monday, December 05, 2016
            • Monday, December 19, 2016
            • 2 sessions
            • TNC Visitor Center

            Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


            December 5 & 19: Bats vs Bears
            A focus on the study of hibernation.

            1st and 3rd Monday


            To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

            Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


            For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                • Saturday, December 10, 2016
                • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
                • TNC Pavilion
                • 30
                Winter is a time of year to be cozy and crafty. Adults and families with children 5 and up will join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to design winter decorations using natural materials. The program begins in the Visitor Center where participants will design winter decorations and seasonal ornaments. 

                Afterwards the group will adjourn to the pavilion for s'mores and hot cocoa in front of a cozy fire.


                Meet in the Visitor Center. 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 required. 

                • Sunday, December 11, 2016
                • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
                • TNC Visitor Center

                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.




                Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

                • Monday, January 09, 2017
                • Monday, January 23, 2017
                • 2 sessions
                • TNC Visitor Center

                Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


                January 9 & 23: Wild Winter Survival
                A focus on the study of animal behavioral and physical adaptations.

                2nd and 4th Monday


                To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
                    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                    • TNC Visitor Center
                    • 15

                    Hey Kids 4 and up! Leave the parents at home this evening and visit Tenafly Nature Center! Children will have a meal 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, animal encounters and a campfire with s'mores.


                    Drop-off program. Layers and winter gear recommended (snow pants, boots, gloves, etc.). In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. We'll provide a pizza dinner or a hot dog cookout. Children should bring a refillable water bottle. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

                    Our mandatory TNC Health Packet is due by Friday, January 20; a participant daily checklist can be found on our vacation day camp web page.

                     

                    Members $25/Non-members $35 



                    • Monday, February 13, 2017
                    • Monday, February 27, 2017
                    • 2 sessions
                    • TNC Visitor Center

                    Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


                    February 13 & 27: Rappin with Raptors
                    A focus on the study of owls, hawks and other birds of prey.

                    2nd and 4th Monday


                    To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                    Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                    For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                        • Monday, March 13, 2017
                        • Monday, March 27, 2017
                        • 2 sessions
                        • TNC Visitor Center

                        Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


                        March 13 & 27: Sap to Syrup
                        A focus on the study of a tree's life and maple sugaring.

                        2nd and 4th Monday


                        To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                        Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                        For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                            • Monday, April 10, 2017
                            • Monday, April 24, 2017
                            • 2 sessions
                            • TNC Visitor Center

                            Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


                            April 10 & 24: Spring to Life!
                            A focus on the study of a tree's life and maple sugaring.

                            2nd and 4th Monday


                            To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                            Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                            For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                                • Monday, May 08, 2017
                                • Monday, May 22, 2017
                                • 2 sessions
                                • TNC Visitor Center

                                Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.


                                May 8 & 22: April Showers to May Flowers
                                A focus on the study of growing seasons and flowers.

                                2nd and 4th Monday


                                To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                                Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                                For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.

                                    • Monday, June 05, 2017
                                    • Monday, June 19, 2017
                                    • 2 sessions
                                    • TNC Visitor Center

                                    Tenafly Nature Center's professional Enviornmental Educators will introduce home schoolers, ages 4-10 years old, to ecological and biological principles that will help them appreciate and understand the natural world. Students will learn about different facets of scientific and ecological study. Hands-on and outdoor exploration will enhance the learning experience.

                                    June 5 & 19: Metamorphosis Mania
                                    A focus on the study of the life cycle of amphibians and insects.



                                    1st and 3rd Monday


                                    To register for a single event, please call 201-568-6093. 

                                    Individual session: Members $20/Non-members $30


                                    For a complete description of the topics for this series, please visit our Home School Programs.