Guided Tours

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Guided Tours of Tifft

Explore the outdoors with a knowledgeable facilitator on a guided tour of Tifft Nature Preserve. These tours support learning standards and enhance science curricula for all grade levels through inquiry-based outdoor learning experiences. Indoor activity alternatives may be offered in the event of inclement weather.

Book today by calling 716.825.6397 or email [email protected].

Tifft Custom Tour

Seasonal availability dependent on topic
Have a unit of study approaching and there isn’t a tour or workshop in our offerings that fits that topic? Let us help you customize your visit to make the most of your time at Tifft. Content is adjusted to suit each grade level. Specific
content may be requested. Some topics may also be available as a workshop, upon request.

Topics Include:

  • Adaptations
  • Biodiversity
  • Birds
  • Classification
  • Conservation
  • Food Webs
  • Invasive Species
  • Nature Journaling
  • Senses
  • Predator-Prey Relationships
  • Trees & Plants
  • Observation
Animal Homes & Habitats

All Grade Levels | Year Round
Learn how local animals adapt to their preferred environments. Students will compare characteristics of the Preserve’s various habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and aquatic ecosystems.

Exploring Nature

All Grade Levels | March – November
Venture on a sensory-based journey to actively investigate the Preserve’s seasonal characteristics. Students will explore plant-animal interactions and real wildlife clues through observation, smell, touch and listening skills, as well as inquiry, direct experiences and drawing conclusions.

Nature in Winter

All Grade Levels | March – November
Discover how plants and animals adapt to our region’s winter conditions. Students can hone their observation skills while searching for wildlife clues. Indoor activity alternatives to the tour may be offered in the event of inclement weather. Snowshoes may be requested ($2 per person), weather permitting.

Life Cycles

All Grade Levels | May – August
Explore the Preserve in search of real animal and plant life cycles in action. This customizable tour will give students a look into insect and frog metamorphosis.

Tifft History & Human Impact

Suggested Grades 4 – 12 | Year Round
Discover how Tifft’s past, present and future are linked to our region’s history. Students will read Tifft’s landscape to understand the impact of human activity on the environment and ways of lessening our impact through resource conservation and habitat restoration. This tour can include a PowerPoint presentation on the history and future of Tifft. Please let the reservationist know if you are interested in this presentation. This tour is also ideal for college classes and adult groups.

Tour Capacity Limit
  • Max: 80 Students
  • Min: 10 Students
Tour Length
  • Pre-K & K Tours : Approx. 1 Hour
  • All other grades: Approx. 1 – 1.5 Hours
Group Tour Pricing
  • $8 per student (July – March)
  • Peak Season: $10 per student (April – June)
  • Once adult required for every 10 students
  • Adults in 1:10 ratio and required aides are free
Additional Adults
  • $8 per additional adult
  • Peak Season: $10 per additional adult
Book Today!

Call 716.825.6397 or email [email protected]

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