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Tifft in Your Classroom

Can’t come to Tifft? Bring nature into your classroom! These hands-on programs will bring items from the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve’s education collection to your students for a learning experience like no other. Choose from a variety of topics to support your desired curriculum.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us at 716.825.6397 or [email protected] to learn how we can customize a program to meet your needs.

Classroom Outreach Programs

Stories In Hand

Grades Pre-K – 1
Share in a hands-on, nature-themed storytime. Stories will be brought to life for young learners with real biofacts of animal fur, bones and wildlife clues to see, feel, and investigate. Program length is 45 minutes.

Nature Detectives

Grades Pre-K – 5
Put on a detective hat and use sight, smell, hearing and touch to investigate real clues left behind by different local animals. Students will learn lessons in habitats, adaptations and food webs.

Animal Architecture

Grades 1 – 5
Investigate real animal shelters such as bird and insect nests, small burrows and plant galls from the Tifft Education Collection. Students can work in teams to create their own small shelter in the classroom from natural materials, investigate the importance of shelters in various habitats, and the adaptations of the animals that made them.

Measuring Mammals

Grades 4 – 8
Use measurement, observations and inquiry to explore real furs, skulls and mammalian characteristic of local species. Through this hands-on process, students will compare features and adaptations of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

Energy Explorations

Grades 5 – 8
Understand why energy is vital to the world and all the people who live in it. Students will investigate what energy is and how we all use energy, plus explore renewable and non-renewable resources and the impacts of energy-related choices.

Capacity and Program Limit

Due to the hands-on and interactive nature of our programs and to ensure the best possible quality experience, we ask that you respect our class size limits. If limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $100 (daytime program) or $120 (evening/weekend program) will be added. Additional mileage fee will be added for round trip travel. 

Pre-K Programs:
  • Limit: 20 Students
  • 30 – 45 Minutes
All Other Grades:
  • Limit: 30 Students
  • 45 – 60 Minutes

Classroom Outreach Pricing

  • $120 per classroom*
  • $100 per additional program on same topic and day*
  • $150 per classroom*
  • $130 per additional program on same topic and day*

*Additional mileage fee will be added for round trip travel. Must book a minimum of two (2) programs.

If limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $100 (daytime program) or $120 (evening/weekend program) will be added.

Book Today!

Call 716.825.6397 or email [email protected]

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