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Tifft in Your Classroom

Can’t come to Tifft? 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. Select programs can be facilitated indoors or outdoors in your schoolyard.

Tifft Outreach Pricing

  • $160 per classroom

If student count limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $160 will be added. Additional mileage fee will be added for roundtrip travel.

Classroom Outreach Programs

SCIENCE IN THE SCHOOLYARD | ALL GRADES

Nature isn’t just at nature preserves and deep wilderness areas—it’s all around us! Engage your students in STEAM activities to discover nature right in your schoolyard. Select a theme depending on the season and features of your schoolyard or neighborhood:

Nature Journaling | year-round
Math in Nature | year-round
Bug-ology | May – September

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE | GRADES 1 - 5

Investigate real animal shelters such as songbird nests, honeybee comb, beaver-chewed branches, and more. Students work in teams to engineer a small shelter on the classroom floor from natural materials, while also discussing the importance of shelters in various habitats, and the adaptations needed to build them.

WHAT'S A WATERSHED? | GRADES 3 - 12

Where does the water go when it rains or snows? Discover the dynamic water cycle of our Great Lakes region, water quality issues, aquatic habitats, and the wildlife within them during a presentation of a 3D tabletop watershed model and students’ creation of their own.

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 $160 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
Book Today!

Call 716.825.6397 or email tifftreservations@sciencebuff.org