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Tabling Events

Tenafly Nature Center is always happy to participate in community events at your location. Schedule us to make an appearance at your Earth Day, town day, fundraiser, gala, festival, or conference.

There are three different options to include us in your event:

  1. Basic Tabling: For a small fee a TNC staff will set up a table full of information about TNC and have a naturalist on hand to engage visitors (no live animals will be brought). 
  2. Live Animal Tabling: For an additional fee TNC staff will set up a table full of information about TNC, have a 2-3 of our live animal ambassadors and one of our naturalists on hand to engage visitors.
  3. TNC to Go Event Program & Basic Tabling: For an additional fee TNC staff will set up a table full of information about TNC and have a naturalist on hand to engage visitors and have an additional staff member scheduled to present a TNC to Go program as part of your event.

TNC to Go Tabling Pricing

TNC to Go programs are designed to be taught at your location.

 1st Hour  Consecutive Hour
 Bergen County    
 Basic Tabling  $0  $0
 Live Animal Tabling  $275  $150
 TNC to Go Event Program  $400  $300
 Up to 1-Hour Away    
 Basic Tabling  $70  $35
 Live Animal Tabling  $300  $150
 TNC to Go Event Program  $425  $300
 NYC Boroughs    
 Basic Tabling  $205  $35
 Live Animal Tabling  $400*  $150
 TNC to Go Event Program  $500*  $300

  • There is no additional charge for supervising adults.
  • *Additional fee is included to the first program fee for all New York City boroughs visits to cover NYC permit requirements.
  • A mileage charge of the current IRS rate per mile round trip is added to the program fee if the location is outside of Tenafly.
  • One parking space must be provided near the entrance of your location (if no parking is available at your site then a fee will be added to cover any associated garage fees).
  • Consecutive programs are programs held one right after another, for different groups, in the same location with no more than a 60 minute break between two of the programs.
  • If your funds are limited, please consider applying for a scholarship (we strive to make nature accessible to everyone).

TNC to Go Event Programs: 
(All programs are 45-60 minutes)

These programs have been developed for students ages 3 and up and are designed to be taught at your location.

If a subject of interest to you does not appear below, please contact the Field Trip and TNC to Go Manager for more information on how we can design programs to reinforce your curriculum.

Programs for All Ages
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Develop an understanding of why scientists classified reptiles and amphibians as herps and how their internal and external structures support their growth and survival. Learn about the special adaptations that make each of these groups unique and meet 4-5 live reptiles and amphibians.

Meet a live hawk and owl and discover how amazing birds of prey (Raptors) are. Discover what specifically makes a bird a raptor while learning about both diurnal and nocturnal adaptations and how they utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey.

A hole in the ground is always mysterious as it invites curiosity and wonder. Discover why some animals are fossorial (live underground) and what adaptations they need to survive this underfoot habitat. Meet four live animals whose survival depends on the time they spend within the soil and discover why subterranean ecosystems are diverse, balanced, and much more active than you may think.

Programs for Ages 7 and up
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Discover what really makes an animal nocturnal and what they need to survive. Meet several live animals who are most active at dawn, dusk, or night. Learn how light affects these creatures and about the amazing adaptations some of these animals possess to thrive as they roam the nighttime landscape.

Learn about the major factors that threaten animals with endangerment and extinction worldwide. Discover how people both directly and indirectly affect the Earth's biodiversity and meet 4-5 living examples of species whose populations are being affected by human actions today. Gain an awareness of New Jersey’s 60+ endangered species, and develop solutions to help prevent threats to our local wildlife. Field trip programs (90 minutes) explore what happens to a species when most of the population is gone and how easily the remaining animals can perish.

Examine live insects and learn how diverse invertebrate life can be in a forest habitat. Discover how each animals structure help it to survive and how insects are similar yet different from other invertebrates. Learn about insect life stages and how some insects provide for their young. Learn how invertebrates contribute to human survival and what we can do to reduce our negative impacts on their populations.

Meet a live owl and learn about their unique adaptations. Discover how as one owl species habitat changes it affects other species across the United States. Identify how these nocturnal utilize their senses to locate and obtain their prey and what similarities we share with these powerful and efficient predators.

Animals Available for Live Animal Tabling

Please note that not all animals are always available and specific species are subject to change.

  • Amphibians: American Toad, American Bullfrog, Marbled Salamander

  • Reptiles: Eastern Box Turtle, Wood Turtle, Yellow-Red Rat snake, Corn snake, Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragon

  • Invertebrates: North American Walking Stick insect, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, North American Giant Millipede

  • Birds: Red-Tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Black Vulture

  • Mammals: Chinchillas
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