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
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Scout programs for Girls and Boys!

What a fun and exciting way to spend the day with your Scout troop! Tifft offers a variety of scout programs throughout the year to fulfill such merit badge requirements as environment, archaeology, fishing, weather, and even astronomy! Programs are offered multiple times throughout the year to fit your schedule. To register for Girl Scout programs, please call your local Girl Scout Council. Explore our event calendar to see what programs are coming up!

 

CUB SCOUT PROGRAMS

TIGER ADVENTURES

  • Sky Is The Limit, December 30

    6-9pm, $10

    Bring your questions about "outer space" as we explore the night skies and the patterns that they hold. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

  • Tigers in the Wild, May 13

    10am-1:30pm, $10

    Earn this Tiger requirement at Tifft as we meet the plants and animals and learn trail skills. Tigers will need to do requirement 5 (outdoor pack meeting) on their own. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

     

    WOLF ADVENTURES

    • Paws on the Path, April 8

      10am-1:30pm, $10

      What do you wear on a hike? What will you see? Are there rules to follow? What does it have to do with the outdoor Code and Leave No Trace? Walk with us at Tifft and get the inside scoop. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

    • Finding Your Way, February 18

      10am-1:30pm, $10

      Pick up tips on compasses and how to use them while hiking the trails of Tifft. Walk with us at Tifft and get the inside scoop. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

      BEAR ADVENTURES

      • A Bear Goes Fishing, May 28

        12noon-3pm, $10

        Have a great time learning about kinds of fish, the rules of fishing, AND fish! fish! fish! Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

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      • Beat of the Drums, January 28

        10am-1:30pm, $10

        Bring a legend with you to share, as you examine Native American artifacts and create some of your own. Bears will need to do requirement 6 for completion of this adventure. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

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      • Super Science, February 24

        9am-2pm, $10

        All the science we know started in nature….static electricity? Floating? Colors? Nature did it all first! Explore it at Tifft. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.

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      • Fur, Feathers and Fern, March 18

        10am-1:30pm, $10

        Identify animals by their signs, and get a close-up look at plants. Why is rotting one of the most important things in nature? Get a start on you spring garden. Explore all this and more at Tifft. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.


        WEBELOS/ARROW OF LIGHT ADVENTURES

        • Into the Wild/Naturalist, June 17

          10am-1:30pm, $10

          Learn about the best of the natural world as you discover the birds and the beasts and the habitats of Tifft. See how they work together to keep it all going. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Boy Scout Council at 716.891.4073 or use the GNFC website.


        CUB SCOUT OVERNIGHTS

        • January 20-21 & May 5 - 6

          5pm-9am, $29

          Stories and stars and new skills - join us for a night of fun! We will venture onto the trails for a guided night hike: bring weather-appropriate apparel. Scouts will have the option to work on webelos adventures. Require 1 adult per 5 boys – required adult is free – additional adults $15. Pizza evening snack and continental breakfast provided.  Boys provide bed rolls (we sleepn the floor) and their own toiletries.  A change of clothes is recommended.  Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825. 6397.

          BOY SCOUT PROGRAMS

          • Astronomy Merit Badge, January 13

            6-9:30pm, $12 It’s the future. You may actually visit the moon or Mars in your lifetime. Gain an understanding of our solar system address. Pre-requisites: 1a, 1c and 9 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.
            • Sustainability Merit Badge, January 15

              11am-3pm, $12 What does that mean? This badge requires you really “get into it”. It really is a matter of “life and death”. Pre-requisite: 1, 2:FOOD-A, 2:COMM-A, 2:ENERGY-B or C, 2:STUFF-A, 6 Pre-requisites 1, 2:FOOD-A, 2:COMM-A, 2:ENERGY-B or C, 2:STUFF-A, 6 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.
              • Mammal Study Merit Badge, February 26

                9am-12noon, $12 We are “one of them”. Examine the requirements and wonders of this class of animals. Pre-requisite 3c should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.
                • Nature Merit Badge, February 26

                  9am-12noon, $12 When you get right down to it, nature is where everything started, and how it all keeps going. Learn some insights into the “heart” of the matter while enjoying the outdoors at Tifft. Pre-requisites 4a(2) should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.
                  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge, March 26

                    9am-2pm, $12 You CAN do this! Learn the important points of staying alive in a survival situation. Pre-requisite #8 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.

                  • Soil and Water Conservation Badge, April 15

                    10am-2:30pm, $12 It all starts with the soil and wouldn’t go anywhere without the water.    Find out about the ways to use these essential resources.Pre-requisites 7e should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Bird Study Merit Badge, Arpil 29

                    9am-1:30pm, $12 Birds are always there, no matter the season.  They teach us about the changing environment, and so much more. Pre-requisites 5 (start the journal, complete during the workshop,) 8 should be completed prior to session.  Bring it and we’ll finish it at the session. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge, May 6

                    11am-2pm, $12 Enter the world of the cold blooded, and be amazed at all the intricacies. Pre-requisites 7 and 8 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Insect Study Merit Badge, May 7

                    11am-2pm, $12 There are more of them than there are of us - a good reason to get familiar with their importance and place in the world. Pre-requisites 5 (start the journal, complete during the workshop,) 13 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 4203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Plant Science Merit Badge, May 21

                    12noon-4pm, $12 Think about all the things plants contribute to your life... Get a grip on the workings and wonders of the kingdom. Pre-requisites 7, 8:FIELD BOTANY-E should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Fishing Merit Badge, June 11

                    9am-2pm, $12 What’s better than being outside with a fishing pole, watching he world, waiting for the “bite”? Learn about the rules, the gear, and the ethics of one of the oldest sports in the world. Pre-requisite 9 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  • Fish & Wildlife Management Merit Badge, June 11

                    2-4:30pm, $12 There’s a method to the maintenance of wildlife.  Why do we need to help the wild? Get some answers! Pre-requisites 5 and 8 should be completed prior to session and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or mailed to Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling the Greater Niagara Frontier Council at 716.891.4073 or at the GNFC website.


                  GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS

                  DAISIES

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                  • Daisy Clover Petal, March 19

                    10am-12noon, $5

                    Learn to use resources wisely by practicing observation skills in nature and getting into the recycling swing. Help with a project to save resources, and see how snacks and crafts are a part of the effort. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                     

                  • Daisy Rose Petal, March 19

                    1-3pm, $5

                    To make the world a better place, you need to understand how it works.  Come to Tifft to explore the ways you really can make a difference. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                  • Between Earth and Sky Journey, April 9

                    12noon-3pm, $8

                    As the Daisies work on their journey, they will learn how to take care of nature and see that nature and the Girl Scout Law and Promise work together to make a “bee-autiful” world. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                  • BROWNIES

                    • WOW Journey, April 2 & 23

                      12noon - 3:30pm, $12

                      DThe world of water is a wonderful and essential place.  Explore the ways to love, save, and share water on this journey. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                    • Bugs Badge, May 20

                      10am-2pm, $10

                      Explore the world of these small creatures that do a giant job in keeping the world working. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                    • JUNIORS

                      • Get Moving Journey, March 12

                        12noon-3:30pm, $12

                        Investigate the ins and outs of energy:  What is it? How do you use it? How can you conserve it? How can you inspire others with what you’ve learned?   It’s a journey worth taking. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                      • Camper, March 17 -18 (OVERNIGHT)

                        5pm-9am, $29

                        Stories and stars and new skills - join us for a night of fun and bring your favorite girl scout song with you. Requires 1 adult per 5 girls. Required adult is free, additional adults $15. Pizza evening snack and continental breakfast provided. Girls provide bed rolls (we sleep on the floor) and their own toiletries. A change of clothes is recommended. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716-825-6397.

                      • Animals Habitat Badge, April 1 & 22

                        10am-1:30pm, $10

                        Investigate wild animals and their habitats.  Discover ways animals have become endangered, and how you can help them. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                      • Flowers Badge, May 27

                        10am-1:30pm, $10

                        Where would the world be without flowers?  Think beauty--think the future of plants--think food.  The benefits are boundless. Come learn about them at Tifft! Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                      • CADETTES

                        • Special Agent Badge, January 22

                          12noon-3pm, $12

                          How accurate are all those crime shows, anyway? Try some of the techniques you’ve seen such as blood analysis and fingerprinting. What is a “tell” and how is it used by detectives? Take what you’ve learned and solve a “crime.” It’s an exciting badge to earn! Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                        • Night

                          5pm-9am, $29

                          What animals are out at night? What are the patterns of the stars, and their stories? Hike at night and discover the wonder of it all! Requires 1 adult per 5 girls. Required adult is free, additional adults $15. Pizza evening snack and continental breakfast provided. Girls provide bed rolls (we sleep on the floor) and their own toiletries. A change of clothes is recommended. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                        • Breathe Journey, March 4

                          10am-3pm, $12

                          Experiment with wind to learn about the air we breathe.  Discover the different things that affect air quality. Cadettes will work on a project to improve the air we breathe. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.

                        • Trees Badge, June 4

                          12noon-3pm, $12

                          Do you know trees? They give us food, shelter, and so much more. If you know trees, you have to love them. Snack and drink provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling Tifft Nature Preserve at 716.825.6397.