We believe everyone in our community has the power to protect the environment.
We offer engaging environmental educational programs to schools, community groups (like Boy and Girl Scouts) as well as families and individuals year round. We enrich lives through nature. Last year our educational programs served over 26,000 people.
What we are most proud of is our work with our community's children. Environmentally aware youths are potentially the greatest agent of change for the long term protection and stewardship of the environment.
According to Robert Michael Pyle, author, Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow: "one of the greatest causes of the ecological crisis is the state of personal alienation from nature in which many [children] live" .
CAN YOU HELP US CONNECT CHILDREN TO NATURE?
Fundraising allows us to continue to offer high quality nature based educational programming to our community. Our education programming fees are kept to half of the actual cost through outside grants and donations. We also offer reduced or no cost programs on a case by case basis (scholarships).
WHAT YOUR DONATION CAN DO
$10 supports a child participating in a nature based after-school enrichment program
$40 feeds our Animal Ambassadors Romeo (Bullfrog) for a month
$50 supports a family enjoying an educator led nature hike
$100 supports a scout troop campfilre and night hike
$150 feeds our Animal Ambassadors Mitzi & Mene (barred owls) for a month
$350 supports a child enjoying a week of nature camp
$500 supports a classroom (30 students) visit to Tenafly Nature Center
Please join us in building a community that has strong connection to the natural world!
Tenafly Nature Center stewards 400 acres of forested land in the most densely populated region in the country for the purpose of education, conservation and recreation.