Fast and Furriest
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.Add to Calendar 02-11-2013 02-11-2013 15 Fast and Furriest Furry, fluffy, frisky and fast. Learn about some of New Jersey’s native species: squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and raccoons. Participants will craft their own furry friend to take home after a walk along the trails to spot some of the nature center's native furry animals and learn where they live. This program is intended for families with children 4 and up. Pre-registration required by Oct. 29. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2014neweventinfo.cfm?id=148992 Tenafly Nature Center true DD/MM/YYYY
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Venue Description: The Tenafly Nature Center, which opened in 1961, is a 400-acre nature preserve in Bergen County dedicated to protecting its inhabitants and providing environmental education to the next generation. The center is open to the public, offering activities during every season. On its nature trails, visitors can hike, cross-country ski, and snowshoe, depending on the season. TNC's Pfister's Pond is available for ice-skating during the winter.
Visitors are welcome to bird-watch and observe the wildlife that inhabits the center's woodlands. TNC is home to more than 50 species of birds and a stopover for hundreds of others during spring and fall migrations. Red fox, white-tailed deer, chipmunks, frogs, toads, salamanders, and snakes are also common sights, along with a variety of other flora and fauna.
More than 1,100 groups of children visit TNC each year. The center plans a variety of public programs, including Summer Nature Day Camp for students in pre-K through eighth grade, Seasonal Scavenger Hunt for children 4 years and older and their parents, Family Nature Walks, and more. TNC also offers after-school programs and educational programs for schools, home schools, and scouts; professional development for teachers; and birthday party packages.
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