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.
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Upcoming events

    • Friday, July 25, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 27

    Meet new people and enjoy the sunset while walking along the trails at Tenafly Nature Center. After the hike, gather around the campfire for s'mores and conversation. Recommended for adults.







    In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


    • Saturday, July 26, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Adult and families with children 5 and up, come take a walk on our trails with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator, turn over logs and rocks to investigate the invertebrate world! Millipedes, centipedes, beetles, ants and sometimes salamanders can often be found in the woods. Use magnifiers and bug boxes to take a close look at the world beneath a log. 




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.
    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 01, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 12
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from July 28 to August 1, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Immersing yourself in nature can be a surreal experience. Campers this week will stop and smell the roses, or native wildflowers, as we look into the individual components of a forest to understand the community that has persisted here since the last ice age. Campers will explore the pond, the woods, and the animals who reside here as we look at how they work together to form a community.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    A Camp Medical Release Form must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? 
    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 01, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 16
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from July 28 to August 1, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Weather is all around us. Some days it’s calm and serene; other days it’s wild as it whips up a storm. This camp will focus on the extremes weather can throw our way, from heat waves to droughts to floods and massive storms. Campers will learn to identify clouds and the types of weather they bring, as well as why it rains instead of snows and more.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, July 28, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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 Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Sunday, August 03, 2014
    • 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.

    • Monday, August 04, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 08, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 4 to August 8, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Survival Camp! What child doesn’t dream of living in the wild woods as Brian does in Hatchet or raising a wild peregrine falcon as your sole companion surviving in the Catskills as Sam does in My Side of the Mountain? Children will explore the wonders of survival in the woods in this session. Come learn how to build a shelter, locate food, and then find your way out when you’re ready to go home.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 04, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 08, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 1
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 4 to August 8, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. What was it like to live without modern technology? Could you survive in the woods using just your skills and what you can carry? Would you know what to do if you got lost in the woods? Campers this session will figure out how to start a campfire, read trail maps, construct a survival shelter, identify edibles, and use map and compass skills.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Monday, August 04, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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 Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Wednesday, August 06, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Explore non-native species that grow in our area with Nancy Slowik, invasive species specialist. These non-native plants, animals, and pathogens cause economic harm, environmental devastation or threats to human health. Learn where they come from and how we can reduce their harm during this free program for adults





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. Rain or shine. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Saturday, August 09, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 30
    Celebrate International S'mores Day by roasting marshmallows around the campfire! Eat traditional s'mores or create your own with a variety of candies and cookies. Participate in fun campfire stories and songs. Program is intended for families with children 5 and up




    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.
    • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 30
    Celebrate International S'mores Day by roasting marshmallows around the campfire! Eat traditional s'mores or create your own with a variety of candies and cookies. Participate in fun campfire stories and songs. Program is intended for families with children 5 and up




    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.
    • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. 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, August 11, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 15, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 11

    This week-long 6th-8th grade day camp session runs from August 11 to August 15, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Most of us don’t have the Midas touch, but we all have an impact on nature. Come learn how each of us affects the planet on local and global scales. Campers will learn about carbon footprints, sustainability, and ecological crises the world is facing as we head deeper into the 21st century. But don’t despair! We will also investigate solutions as we learn about these concerns.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.


    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.


    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 11, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 15, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 1
    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 11 to August 15, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Lions? Tigers? Bears? Oh my! Which species could you once have expected to find in NJ? Which species can you find today? Come show off your wild side as we investigate how wild our woods can be.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 11, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Young children, 2 ½ & 3 year olds, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led 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 Tuesdays.



    Topics include:
    Exploring Earthworms
    Nature's Neighborhoods
    Birds of a Feather
    Wonderful Water
    Tadpoles and Toads
    Batty for Bats

    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 child/adult pair. Please call 201-568-6093 to register for a single-day of attendance. $10 for Members, $15 for Non-members.

    • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    • 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, owls or a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Meet the snakes on exhibit at Tenafly Nature Center and learn their stories. Find out more about these scaly animals and their behaviors. Take a short walk with a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to look for snakes in their habitat. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up.




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover.
    • Monday, August 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This week-long 1st-3rd camp session runs from August 18 to August 22, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Who needs water? How much water do we need? Why is water so important? Whatever questions about water you may have we will answer this week! Campers will explore the water cycle, our pond ecosystem, and the role of water in our lives.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Monday, August 18, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 10
    This week-long 4th-5th grade camp session runs from August 18 to August 22, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Animals transform themselves by losing gills, gaining legs or losing legs to grow wings. It’s not magic- it’s metamorphosis! Campers will explore the many organisms that use metamorphosis and learn what motivates them to undergo these transformations in this camp session!



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.


    • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Sunday, August 24, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 29
    Learn how bats use echolocation to play a vital ecological role. Understand more about the only flying mammal in New Jersey through a presentation by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Then walk along one of our trails using a sonar detector to search for signs of bat life. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. 




    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.
    • Monday, August 25, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center Pavilion
    • 6
    This week-long Pre-K/K (4-5 yrs.) day camp session runs from August 25 through August 29, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. Why does it snow in winter and rain in summer? Why do thunder and lightning come together? Campers will explore what causes our weather this week at camp.



    Campers may attend multiple camp weeks with different themes and activities each session. Pre-K/K camp has half day options. Extended care may be provided before camp (8:00-9:00 am) and after camp (3:30-5:00 pm) for an additional fee. For more information on extended care, please visit our Registration & Policies page.

    mandatory Tenafly Nature Center Health Packet must be submitted 7 days in advance of the first day of camp; more information can be found on our summer camp page.

    Be sure to sign up early; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current family membership ($60) is required for TNC camps. Not a member? Join or renew now and take advantage of what the nature center offers all year round.



    • Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Learn about backyard birds and how to identify them. Learn which birds might visit backyard feeders and which ones can stay for the winter. Learn which types of food will attract different species. Don Torino from Bergen County Audubon will share his extensive knowledge of birds with attendees in this free program for adults. 





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. Rain or shine. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Saturday, September 06, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Adults and families with children 4 and up; join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to explore the centennial of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. See one of the few existing specimens in NJ. Passenger Pigeons were once the most abundant bird on the continent; their numbers were estimated close to 5 billion at their peak.




    Within decades, human actions reduced their numbers to zero. On September 1, 1914, the last of the species died. Learn ore of their story and construct a Passenger Pigeon totem pole for exhibit in the Nature Center Museum.

    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. 
    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.

    *Sign up for a 3:30 pm Guided Nature Walk after the 2:00 pm program.

    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 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.

    *Sign up for Apple Cider Making before your walk!

    • Monday, September 08, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. 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.

    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Sunday, September 14, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 14, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Amphibian diseases are emerging at an accelerating rate in wild and captive populations of frogs, toads and salamanders. Join us in this program recommended for adults at the Tenafly Nature Center to learn what is causing the diseases and what impact disease has on local amphibian populations. Dr. Paola Dolcemascolo, who recently completed her PhD on amphibian diseases, will share some of her research and discuss the impact on NJ amphibians. 



    Free. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover.
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • 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, owls or a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
    • 30

    Gather ‘round the campfire to explore seasonal changes, listen to stores, and roast marshmallows for s'mores. A Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator will lead participants on a short walk along the trails in the forest without flashlights to develop night vision, play games, and listen for animals. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up.





    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.


    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 29

    Join a TNC Environmental Educator for a morning bird walk to look for migrating waterfowl, raptors, and other seasonal birds at Pfister's Pond and along the trails. Program is intended for adults and children 10 and up. Beginners are welcome.





    Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from Tenafly Natue Center. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Pre-registration is required. 


    2014 Signature Event: Endangered and Extinct, the Past and Future

    • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Adult volunteers and teens 14 years and older are needed to help with outdoor projects: trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience needed, just a love of nature.
     




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To attend, please e-mail: aschuster@tenaflynaturecenter.org


    • Sunday, September 28, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 28, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants 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. All ages welcome. 



    Children 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. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    What happens to our recycling? How can we maximize our recycling efforts? What are the advantages of composting? What happens when we compost our fruit and vegetable waste? Learn how to create a backyard compost area during this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Trees are treasured for their beauty, shade and oxygen. When trees become victims of storms or old age they can cause property damage or hazards. During this free program for adults, learn how to take care of them and identify a possible threat. A visit from a local shade tree expert will clarify these issues and will help you determine when to seek advice from an expert.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.

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