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Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for individual families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!

  • Complete payment is required to hold reservation, we reserve the right to delete incomplete registrations.
  • Program prices are per person (unless otherwise noted). 
  • A minimum registration number is required for select programs to run (programs may be cancelled if minimum is not reached).
  •  = Indicates that the program is held on accessible surfaces for people with mobility challenges. With a weeks notice TNC staff can adapt most programs for people with different abilities.
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies please visit our Registration and Policies page.
If you are part of a group of 10 or more participantsplease visit one of our group program pages to learn more about what we can offer for your group.

Upcoming Programs & Events

    • 04/12/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/14/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    In this series of TNC Nature Enrichment, students will experience what happens to the ecosystem during spring. Students will discover adaptations and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis! Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Monday Series Only



    Grade:

    K-2nd

    Session 1

    April 12

    Session 2

    April 19

    Session 3

    April 26

    Session 4

    May 3

    Session 5

    May 10

    Session 6

    May 17

    Session 7

    May 24

    Session 8

    June 7

    Session 9

    June 14

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 21

    Rain/Snow Date 2

    TBD

    Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/12/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/14/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    In this series of TNC Nature Enrichment, students will experience what happens to the ecosystem during spring. Students will discover adaptations and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis! Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Monday Series Only



    Grade:

    K-2nd

    Session 1

    April 12

    Session 2

    April 19

    Session 3

    April 26

    Session 4

    May 3

    Session 5

    May 10

    Session 6

    May 17

    Session 7

    May 24

    Session 8

    June 7

    Session 9

    June 14

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 21

    Rain/Snow Date 2

     TBD

    Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/13/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Tuesday series only.



    Grade:

    3rd-5th

    Session 1

    April 13

    Session 2

    April 20

    Session 3

    April 27

    Session 4

    May 4

    Session 5

    May 11

    Session 6

    May 18

    Session 7

    May 25

    Session 8

    June 1

    Session 9

    June 8

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 15

    Rain/Snow Date 2

    TBD

          

    Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

    Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285
    ; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/13/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Delve into ecosystems and assess the diversity, and behavior of the different organisms within them. Student ecologists will explore our amazing planet in depth through investigation of artifacts, playing games and hands-on activities. Sessions may feature hikes, hands-on activities, games, experiments, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Tuesday series only.



    Grade:

    3rd-5th

    Session 1

    April 13

    Session 2

    April 20

    Session 3

    April 27

    Session 4

    May 4

    Session 5

    May 11

    Session 6

    May 18

    Session 7

    May 25

    Session 8

    June 1

    Session 9

    June 8

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 15

    Rain/Snow Date 2

    TBD

          

    Families will have a choice to register between two different time slots for each age.

    Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.

    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285
    ; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/14/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/09/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    In this series of TNC Nature Enrichment, students will experience what happens to the ecosystem during spring. Students will discover adaptations and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis! Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Wednesday Series Only



    Grade:

    K-2nd

    Session 1

    April 14

    Session 2

    April 21

    Session 3

    April 28

    Session 4

    May 5

    Session 5

    May 12

    Session 6

    May 19

    Session 7

    May 26

    Session 8

    June 2

    Session 9

    June 9

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 16

    Rain/Snow Date 2

     TBD

    Group A will run 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/14/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/09/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    In this series of TNC Nature Enrichment, students will experience what happens to the ecosystem during spring. Students will discover adaptations and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis! Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Wednesday Series Only


    Grade:

    K-2nd

    Session 1

    April 14

    Session 2

    April 21

    Session 3

    April 28

    Session 4

    May 5

    Session 5

    May 12

    Session 6

    May 19

    Session 7

    May 26

    Session 8

    June 2

    Session 9

    June 9

    Rain/Snow Date 1

    June 16

    Rain/Snow Date 2

     TBD

    Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/16/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/11/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • TNC Outdoor Pavilion
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    In this series of TNC Nature Enrichment, students will experience what happens to the ecosystem during spring. Students will discover adaptations and processes that occur throughout our natural world as they are introduced to topics such as food webs, habitats, and metamorphosis! Sessions may feature stories, hikes, experiments, hands-on activities, games, artifacts and LIVE animal encounters. Friday Series Only



    Grade:

    K-2nd

    Session 1

    April 16

    Session 2

    April 23

    Session 3

    April 30

    Session 4

    May 7

    Session 5

    May 14

    Session 6

    May 21

    Session 7

    June 6

    Session 8

    June 11

    Session 9

    June 18

    Rain/Snow Date 1

     TBD

    Rain/Snow Date 2

     TBD

    Group B will run 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

    Parents will need to use the grade your child is entering in September 2020 to determine the appropriate enrichment series age group for their child.


    Drop-off program. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To ensure all necessary health and safety the groups will be limited to 14 students per session and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students are required to bring a mask and wear it when instructed.

    Fees are per child.
    Members: $285; Non-Member: $420

    • 04/24/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 1
    Register

    A program and nature walk about foraging sustainably, cooking and healing with wild edible plants, medicinal herbs, and mushrooms! Learn early Spring plants and  how their survival strategies depend on the seasons. Program is intended for both adults and families.




    Expand your knowledge of nature (and worldwide cuisine), learning to identify wild edibles and mushrooms, as they are found abundantly around Tenafly Nature Center.  The walk will be slow and easy.

    Bobcat Saunders has been cooking and eating wild foods for over 4 decades, and lives to keep finding new and better ways to cook them.  He has researched cooking from many countries, both formally and from regular everyday family cooks, such as Greece, Peru, Turkey, Mexico and China He has also studied with Tom Brown, Jr. (the Tracker), Karen Sherwood, "Wildman" Steve Brill, Peeka Trenkle, Robin Rose Bennett, Barrie Kavasch, and is active in the New Jersey Mycological Association.

     In the event of inclement weather the program will be rescheduled.  Come prepared to walk 1/2 - 1 mile.

    • 04/25/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause a myriad of damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our land manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers & families. Kids 15 & under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. 

    Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 04/25/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 18
    Register

    Join Tenafly Nature Center Executive Director, Debora Davidson on a 1-1½ mile guided leisurely walk through the TNC forest. Learn about the history and ecology of the nature center first hand and find out what future plans may hold for our little diamond in the rough. Program is intended for adults ages 18 and up.


    Please wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.




    • 04/25/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 4
    Register

    Celebrate 60 years with the Tenafly Nature Center and Earth Day with a sustainable craft! Afterward we encourage you to help keep TNC sparkling like a diamond by walking one of our trails to pick up litter. Program is intended for families and children.




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 FREE


    • 04/25/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Experience a guided 1½-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Program is intended for adults. 



    Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time (6:45 pm).



    • 05/01/2021
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This workshop will meet the requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge with some prerequisites completed prior to the workshop. Learn more about protecting nature by understanding how it works. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA


    The following prerequisites (found in the Merit Badge pamphlet) must be completed prior to the workshop: 3e, 3f,4.

    Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts, Maximum: 10 scouts. Cost: $60 per scout.

    • 05/01/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meet at Huyler Park (Tenafly NJ) for clean-up assignment location
    Register

    Come on out and help clean up our community!

    Tenafly Nature Center is organizing a community trash-a-thon, in partnership with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team. As community members walk around town these days more garbage is being noticed around streets, parks, and even the nature center. So let's do something about it!

    Similar to a walk-a-thon, where you raise money from sponsors for each mile walked, a trash-a-thon is a way of raising donations for the number of garbage bags filled while we spend a few hours cleaning up our community within our set timeframe.

    Anyone can volunteer to pick up trash, either as an individual or as a family team. Leading up to the day of the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to collect pledges (donations) from their network. A suggested pledge could range from $5 – $10 per bag of garbage. Rain Date: Sunday, May 2.

    All funds raised from Trash-a-thon will be used to support Tenafly Nature Center.

    How To Sign Up

    Click the Register to sign up yourself or your "team".

    Once you have registered, it's time to get pledges! Contact your family, friends, co-workers, community, etc. and ask if they'd like to make a donation. We highly encourage that all pledgers donate through Sponsor Tenafly Community Cleanup (Trash-A-Thon).

    If pledgers would prefer to donate via cash or check, we encourage checks to be made out to the sponsored volunteer, and the volunteer makes a donation through Sponsor Tenafly Community Cleanup (Trash-A-Thon) on the pledger’s behalf.

    If you are not comfortable using the website, please call the TNC office at 201-568-6093 and we will gladly help you register or make a donation online.

    • 05/01/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • n/a
    Register

    Donate and help clean up our community!

    Tenafly Nature Center is organizing a community trash-a-thon, in partnership with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team. As community members walk around town these days more garbage is being noticed around streets, parks, and even the nature center. So let's do something about it!

    Similar to a walk-a-thon, where you raise money from sponsors for each mile walked, a trash-a-thon is a way of raising donations for the number of garbage bags filled while we spend a few hours cleaning up our community within our set timeframe.

    Anyone can sponsor the event. Leading up to the day of the cleanup, volunteers are encouraged to collect pledges (donations) from their network. A suggested pledge could range from $5 – $10 per bag of garbage.

    All funds raised from Trash-a-thon will be used to support Tenafly Nature Center.

    How To Sign Up

    Click the Register to sign up as a sponsor and make a donation.

    If you would prefer to donate via cash or check, we encourage checks to be made out to the volunteers, and volunteers may make a donation here on the pledger’s behalf.

    If you are not comfortable using the website, please call the TNC office at 201-568-6093 and we will gladly help you register or make a donation online.

    • 05/01/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 4
    Register

    Meet a live animal and get down with your creative and crafty side! After an up close visit with one of Tenafly Nature Center's Animal Ambassadors where we learn all about what makes them special and unique, we'll utilize our imaginations and create an artistic version of our new animal friend. A perfect activity for both adults and children 4 and up who enjoy their artistic side. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 FREE.



    • 05/02/2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 14
    Register

    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.





    Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. 
    Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Children under 2 are free.



    1st Sunday of the month.

    • 05/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05/09/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 29
    Register
    Families will receive a printed set of clues to independently solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt. Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



    Check in 1-2 pm at trail entrance to receive clues. (Scavenger Hunt may be completed at any time.)

    Program will be held entirely outdoors. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 are FREE.


    In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • 05/09/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 12
    Register

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided walk with a TNC Naturalist. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping for a pretty photo op with the family, a walk is the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.  Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Moms and children under two are free.




    • 05/09/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 10
    Register

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause a myriad of damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our land manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers & families. Kids 15 & under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. 

    Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 05/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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. 



    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. Children under 2 are FREE.

    Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.



    3rd Saturday of the month

    • 05/15/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 4
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this moment in time for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get that graduation portrait for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    There are two portrait packages available to choose from

    1. Portrait Package A Includes:
      • A 15-minute session
      • 2 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching
    2. Portrait Package B Includes:
      • A 30-minute session
      • 5 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be scheduled as needed.

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    • 05/16/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 4
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this moment in time for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get that graduation portrait for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    There are two portrait packages available to choose from

    1. Portrait Package A Includes:
      • A 15-minute session
      • 2 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching
    2. Portrait Package B Includes:
      • A 30-minute session
      • 5 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be scheduled as needed.

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    • 05/16/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 13
    Register

    Meet one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors and learn their histories and how they came to live at TNC. Find out fun and interesting facts and stories about these animals. Program intended for families. 




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Children under 2 FREE.


    • 05/22/2021
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
    • 10
    Register

    Participate in this 4.5 hour workshop and learn about wildlife communities and how they interact. Identify birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fish and plants. Learn about the close connection between the soil, plants and all animal life. Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4a, b, c, e and g will be completed. Requirement 4a #2 must be completed prior to the workshop and detailed proof of completion brought to the workshop.

    Workshop is taught by a certified Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Scouts BSA.

    Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 6 scouts. Cost: $50 per scout. Maximum: 10 scouts.

    • 05/22/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 3
    Register

    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this moment in time for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get that graduation portrait for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    There are two portrait packages available to choose from

    1. Portrait Package A Includes:
      • A 15-minute session
      • 2 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching
    2. Portrait Package B Includes:
      • A 30-minute session
      • 5 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be scheduled as needed.

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    • 05/22/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 5
    Register

    Join a TNC educator to learn all about what makes ponds special, meet a pond friend and take a trip down to Pfister’s pond to see what critters we can find! Program intended for families with children 5 and up. 



    In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.




    • 05/23/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 8
    Register

    The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.  These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause a myriad of damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning these invaders must be removed. 

    Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our land manager to implement various removal techniques. 

    Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers & families. Kids 15 & under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. 

    Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 05/23/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 20
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    Join Tenafly Nature Center Executive Director, Debora Davidson on a 1-1½ mile guided leisurely walk through the TNC forest. Learn about the history and ecology of the nature center first hand and find out what future plans may hold for our little diamond in the rough. Program is intended for adults ages 18 and up.


    Please wear sturdy closed toe shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.




    • 05/23/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 10
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    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. This program is intended for adults and families with children ages 5 & up. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.




    • 05/23/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pfister's Pond
    • 4
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    Want to capture today's moments? 
    Tenafly Nature Center is excited to offer you an opportunity to have an intimate (yet socially distant) portrait session taken with the natural beauty of TNC as the backdrop. A wonderful way to safely capture this moment in time for families, couples, children, or seniors! Maybe get that graduation portrait for your holiday cards? This opportunity is perfect for everyone!

    Suzanne Vosburg from Suzanne Vosburg Photography has offered this special with 50% of the proceeds donated to the TNC. Samples of her work can be found at: suzannevosburg.com/

    There are two portrait packages available to choose from

    1. Portrait Package A Includes:
      • A 15-minute session
      • 2 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching
    2. Portrait Package B Includes:
      • A 30-minute session
      • 5 high resolution 8"x10" digital images with light editing/retouching

    Rain date sessions will be scheduled as needed.

    *Please note that TNC and Suzanne Vosburg will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure a safe and socially distant photo session.

    • 05/29/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 13
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    Experience a guided 1½-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Program is intended for adults. 



    Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time (6:45 pm).



    • 06/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 15
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    Lace up your hiking boots and join TNC as we HIT THE TRAIL! Young or old, inexperienced or expert, there's fun to be had and a trail to suit the interests of every individual. Excited to explore some of TNC’s other trails? Join a TNC educator for a 1 1/2-2 mile hike on our less frequently used trails. All ages welcome.





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

    • 06/05/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Pavilion