313 Hudson Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Description: In advance of Easter, families with children ages 4 and up are invited to stop by the nature center to meet a real rabbit and learn about these gentle, curious, and affectionate mammals. Kids can create a holiday basket using recycled paper and search for hidden candy eggs along woodland trails. Children can also use natural dyes from fruit and vegetables to produce beautifully colored Easter eggs. Parents should bring four?hard boiled?eggs to dye. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. *Note: Registration for this event has closed.
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.