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Professional Development

Tenafly Nature Center is a registered provider with the NJ Professional Development Provider Directory, and offers workshops to train Pre-K to High school teachers, scout leaders, pre-service teachers, camp counselors, and others who work with children to utilize various environmental education resources. Our New Jersey professional development provider number is #6959. 

If you have 10 or more people interested in a workshop, your district/school may schedule a TNC to Go training at a time and location convenient to you.

Our staff are certified to facilitate the nationally recognized Environmental Education curricula displayed below and are happy to work with you to develop one on a environmental topic.

Project WILD

Designed to train educators of all grades in a curriculum of wildlife appreciation and fun, hands-on activities. This opportunity provides hands-on activities that teachers can use with their preK-12 students, and relevant background information for the teacher. Activities are designed to be incorporated into most major subject areas, strengthening basic skills while teaching about wildlife. Many of the activities can be used to meet NJ core curriculum standards. Project WILD is an award winning program, thoroughly tested and evaluated. These programs are conducted in cooperation with the National Project WILD office and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Growing Up WILD

A program for exploring nature with children ages 3–7. This program builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. Participants will receive a full-color activity guide that includes age-appropriate crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.

Project Learning Tree

An award-winning broad-based environmental education program that provides K-8 teachers with the tools to help students learn how to think, not what to think. Incorporating a variety of learning styles while developing skills in critical and creative thinking, Project Learning Tree helps young people gain awareness of the environment and their place within it. Whether you are a formal or informal educator, PLT activities will engage your students in interdisciplinary, hands-on experiences that can help them develop skills in problem solving, evaluation and research. Participants will receive the PLT guide with over 100 lessons included that can be used to meet NJ core curriculum standards.

Project Learning Tree for Early Childhood

Designed especially for educators and adults working with children ages 3-6. Activities highlight the importance of kinetic learning and differentiated instruction, including opportunities to incorporate music and movement. Whether you are a formal or informal educator, the guide includes background information on facilitating experiences for the early childhood learner, All activities meet the National Association for the Education of Young Children criteria for curriculum, the North American Association for Environmental Education's Early Childhood Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence, and the Head Start's Child Outcomes Framework.

Professional Development Pricing

$30-$40 per person 

(10 people Minimum and 25 people Maximum)

A mileage charge of the current IRS rate per mile round trip is added to the program fee. If your funds are limited inquire about a scholarship.

Contact the Field Trip and TNC to Go Program Manager via e-mail to discuss topic availability.

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