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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.
  • Program spots are not reserved until payment is received, we reserve the right to remove incomplete registrations from rosters.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all programs prices are per person. 
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Upcoming events

    • 09/08/2018
    • 10/13/2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Register

    Start your weekend off right with Nature Yoga on Saturday mornings! Through a series of physical explorations and mindfulness techniques, participants will have the chance to gently explore and connect with the natural world and the self while surrounded by the sights, sounds, and scents of nature in our pavilion. No experience required; all abilities welcome! 



    Class runs 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM every Saturday between September 8 and October 13 

    Program is for individuals 16 and up. Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Register for an individual class or sign up for all 6!

     Minimum age 16. 

     Please bring your own mat, and an optional light blanket.

     Members - $10Non-Members - $15 

     6 Week package - Member $50/Non-member $75



    • 09/17/2018
    • 11/19/2018
    • 8 sessions
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 5
    Register

    Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old, and adults 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.



    Topics include:

    ·         Tree’rific colors
    ·         Apple-licious
    ·         Fungus Among Us
    ·         Delightful Deer
    ·         All About Amphibians
    ·         Tricky Turtles
    ·         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 child/adult pair.

      Additional family members pay half of the fee.

      Members: Series - $56; Daily - $10

      Non-members: Series - $80; Daily - $15

      • 09/21/2018
      • 11/23/2018
      • 8 sessions
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 10
      Register

      Young children, 1 ½ - 3 years old, and adults 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.



      Topics include:

      ·         Tree’rific colors
      ·         Apple-licious
      ·         Fungus Among Us
      ·         Delightful Deer
      ·         All About Amphibians
      ·         Tricky Turtles
      ·         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 child/adult pair.

      Additional family members pay half of the fee.

      Members: Series - $56; Daily - $10

      Non-members: Series - $80; Daily - $15

      • 09/23/2018
      • 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.

      Space still available! Please arrive 15 minutes to start time (6:45pm) to register in person. We leave promptly at 7:00pm for the hike. 

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

      • 09/29/2018
      • 11:00 AM
      Register

      A program and nature walk about foraging sustainably, cooking and healing with wild edible plants, medicinal herbs, and mushrooms!

      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.



      Program is intended for both adults and families.  In the event of inclement weather the program will be rescheduled.  Come prepared to walk 1/2 - 1 mile.

      Members - $5

      Non-Members - $10


      • 09/30/2018
      • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 21
      Register
      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.)
      • 09/30/2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 09/30/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register
      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.)
      • 10/06/2018
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Register

      Join TNC for a Wilderness Survival workshop this October!  Participants in grades 5 through 12 will be dropped off as children but leave as junior wilderness survival experts!

      This is a 5-hour, drop-off program that will cover 3 important survival skills;  Cordage (rope-making), fire starting and debris shelter building. Our instructor, Thomas Schuchaskie, of Urban Kid Adventurers, will guide students through these skills as well as instilling an appreciation of the land.  



      Students should wear sturdy closed toed shoes, bring a lunch & a change of clothes.  This program will take place outside, please dress for the weather.  Program will take place rain or shine.  

      • 10/06/2018
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
      • 8
      Register

      Learn about classification, food chains, and do a service project to help local mammals. Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. With a little pre-study (Participants must obtain and read the Mammal Study Merit Badge Book), you’ll complete requirements in this half day field class. Requirement 3c must be completed prior to the workshop and brought in for review at the workshop. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Boy Scouts of America.



      Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 5 scouts. Maximum: 10 scouts.

      • 10/06/2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • TNC Campfire Ring
      • 2
      Register

      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.


      • 10/07/2018
      • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/07/2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/07/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/13/2018
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Tenafly Nature Center Visitors Center
      • 7
      Register

      Learn about classification, food chains, and do a service project to help local mammals. Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. With a little pre-study (Participants must obtain and read the Mammal Study Merit Badge Book), you’ll complete requirements in this half day field class. Requirement 3c must be completed prior to the workshop and brought in for review at the workshop. The instructor is a registered Merit Badge Counselor. This program is intended for members of the Boy Scouts of America.



      Adults are welcome to join at the rate of one per scout. Space is limited: Minimum: 5 scouts. Maximum: 10 scouts.

      • 10/13/2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      Register

      Families will receive a set of clues to 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 and receive a small prize.



      Program is intended for adults and families with children 4 and up.
      Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

      Members $3, Family max. $10
      Non-members $6, Family max. $20
      Children under 2 FREE

       


      • 10/14/2018
      • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/14/2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 27
      Register
      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.)
      • 10/14/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/20/2018
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Tenafly Nature Center
      Register

      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 TNC. 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.

      Fees are per child.
      Members $3/Non-members $6
      Children under 2 FREE

       


      • 10/20/2018
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      • TNC Redfield Visitor Center
      • 14
      Register

      The days are short, the shadows are long carve some pumpkins at TNC come on!  Come carve a locally sourced, small farm pumpkin with some of our staff educators.  While you’re here enjoy a campfire and s’mores.


       

      All Ages Welcome. 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.

      Members $15 per pumpkin / Non-members $20 per pumpkin

       


      • 10/20/2018
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • TNC Redfield Visitor Center
      • 10
      Register

      The days are short, the shadows are long carve some pumpkins at TNC come on!  Come carve a locally sourced, small farm pumpkin with some of our staff educators.  While you’re here enjoy a campfire and s’mores.

       


      All Ages Welcome. 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.

      Members $15 per pumpkin / Non-members $20 per pumpkin

       


      • 10/21/2018
      • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 30
      Register

      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.)

      • 10/21/2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 27
      Register

      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.)
      • 10/21/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      • 29
      Register

      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.)
      • 10/26/2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • TNC Visitor Center
      Register

      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. 


      Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. We leave promptly at 7:00pm for the hike.  In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

      • 10/27/2018
      • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      • TNC Pavilion
      • 18
      Register

      Tour departing at 4:00pm.

      Arrive early or come after dark and meet several live nocturnal animals on a sensory safari along our trails. Learn about animal senses and then test your own sensory skills.

      Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators will guide small groups along the nature center trails. Designed to be entertaining and educational, tours take 1.5 hours. After which participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.



      All ages welcome. No strollers please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, 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.

      Members $11/Non-members $16
      Children under 2 FREE

      Group Rates (Family/Scout groups can register in advance to reserve a tour time together at a discounted rate).

      Call to learn more:
      Up to 15 people = $195
      Up to 20 people = $260
      Up to 25 people = $325



      • 10/27/2018
      • 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
      • TNC Pavilion
      • 18
      Register

      Tour departing at 4:15pm.

      Arrive early or come after dark and meet several live nocturnal animals on a sensory safari along our trails. Learn about animal senses and then test your own sensory skills.

      Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators will guide small groups along the nature center trails. Designed to be entertaining and educational, tours take 1.5 hours. After which participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.



      All ages welcome. No strollers please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, 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.

      Members $11/Non-members $16
      Children under 2 FREE

      Group Rates (Family/Scout groups can register in advance to reserve a tour time together at a discounted rate).

      Call to learn more:
      Up to 15 people = $195
      Up to 20 people = $260
      Up to 25 people = $325


      • 10/27/2018
      • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
      • TNC Pavilion
      • 18
      Register

      Tour departing at 4:30pm.

      Arrive early or come after dark and meet several live nocturnal animals on a sensory safari along our trails. Learn about animal senses and then test your own sensory skills.

      Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators will guide small groups along the nature center trails. Designed to be entertaining and educational, tours take 1.5 hours. After which participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.



      All ages welcome. No strollers please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, 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.

      Members $11/Non-members $16
      Children under 2 FREE

      Group Rates (Family/Scout groups can register in advance to reserve a tour time together at a discounted rate).

      Call to learn more:
      Up to 15 people = $195
      Up to 20 people = $260
      Up to 25 people = $325


      • 10/27/2018
      • 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
      • TNC Pavilion
      • 18
      Register

      Tour departing at 4:45pm.

      Arrive early or come after dark and meet several live nocturnal animals on a sensory safari along our trails. Learn about animal senses and then test your own sensory skills.

      Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educators will guide small groups along the nature center trails. Designed to be entertaining and educational, tours take 1.5 hours. After which participants can enjoy refreshments and crafts around the campfire.



      All ages welcome. No strollers please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover, 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.

      Members $11/Non-members $16
      Children under 2 FREE

      Group Rates (Family/Scout groups can register in advance to reserve a tour time together at a discounted rate).

      Call to learn more:
      Up to 15 people = $195
      Up to 20 people = $260
      Up to 25 people = $325


       


      • 10/27/2018
      • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      • TNC Pavilion
      • 18
      Register