Visitor Center Hours:

Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Visitor Center Hours: Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm | Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Trail Hours:

Trails open daily
from dawn until dusk

Trail Hours: Trails open daily from dawn until dusk
Location:

1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, New York 14203

Location: 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14203

Schedule a workshop with your class!

In-depth science activities give students hands-on experiences both indoors and outdoors. Workshops include interactive activities as well as a guided tour of the Preserve. Indoor activity alternatives to the tour may be offered in the event of inclement weather. Engage your class in a unique, inquiry-based learning opportunity that supports the NYS MST Standards. Workshop content is adjusted to suit different grade levels.

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Featured Workshop: Animal Homes & Habitats

Students observe real animal homes and various habitats through indoor hands-on exploration as well as a guided tour. Students discuss the essential survival needs of animals, work together to construct an animal home and also work to match animals to their proper habitats and share their findings with the class.

Workshop Topics

Animal Homes & Habitats

Grades Pre-K - 2 | Sept - June


Investigate real animal homes and various habitats of Tifft. Through hands-on explorations and a guided tour, students discuss survival needs, work together to construct animal homes and match animals to their proper habitats.

Seeds & Needs

Grades Pre-K - 2 | Sept - June


Explore the needs of seeds, plant parts and species diversity. Through hands-on activities and a guided tour, students investigate the shape and function of real plant seeds, create an imaginary seed designed for dispersal and plant seeds in pots to take back for observation.

Winter Science

Grades 3 - 12 | Dec - Feb

Compare winter animal survival adaptations. Students will use weather monitoring instruments, conduct an experiment and search for evidence of animal survival on an outdoor hike. Indoor activity alternatives to the tour may be offered in the event of inclement weather. Snowshoeing may be requested ($2 per person), weather permitting.

Animal Homes & Habitats

Grades 3 - 12 | Sept-June


Investigate real animal homes and various habitats of Tifft. Through hands-on activities and a guided tour, students will discuss survival needs, design an imaginary animal and its adaptations and match animals to their proper habitats.

Aquatic Ecology

Grades 3 - 12 | Apr - Oct


Discover our essential connection to water and water habitats of the Great Lakes region. Through hands-on water quality testing and macroinvertebrate sampling, students will discuss watersheds, aquatic bio-diversity and human impact. To include fishing, add $2 per student. This informative program is ideal for older students interested in an immersive study of the waters of the Great Lakes region.

Native American Life & Lore

Grades 3 - 12 | Sept - Jun


Explore the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee. Through indoor hands-on exploration and a guided tour, students will investigate and implement real tools and artifacts while discovering Seneca survival strategies and daily life activities.

Examining Energy

Grades 3 - 12 | Sept - Jun


Energize your students’ understanding of energy, electricity, and resource conservation. Students will explore examples of energy transfer in nature, generate their own electricity and compare renewable resources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal) with traditional non-renewable resources while using Tifft’s Environmental Education Center as a model in sustainability.

Wilderness Survival

Grades 3 - 12 | Sept - Jun


Discuss survival needs and venture on a guided journey indoors and outdoors in search of shelter, water, food, and fire building materials. Students can implement team-building skills while constructing a lean-to, as well as learn knot-tying, the importance of fire and wayfinding techniques.

Group Tour Pricing

Peak Season: $12 per student
(April-June)

Off-Peak Season: $10 per student
(July-March)


Adults: One adult required for every ten students. Adults in 1:10 ration and required aides are free.


Additional Adults:
Peak: $9 per additional adult
Off-Peak: $7 per additional adult


Book Today!

Call 716.896.5200 x338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To receive group pricing, booking of 10 students or more must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Tour Capacity

Limit:
Max: 60 students
Min: 10 students


Tour Length

Pre-K & K Tours: 2 - 2.5 hours
All other grades: 2.5 - 3 hours