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Tifft Nature Preserve

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1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
(716) 825-6397

Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education.

April 2020

CANCELED: Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp (Ages 3-5)

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. Enjoy…

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CANCELED: Woman Bird Walk Series

April 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. Beginner…

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CANCELED: Spring Egg-stravaganza

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. Join…

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CANCELED: Five-Day Discovery Camp: Spring into Nature (Ages 5-8)

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 17 @ 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

The Tifft Nature Preserve Darling Environmental Education Center is closed through March 29, 2020. All scheduled activities during this temporary closing have been canceled. As a precaution , our Spring Break Discovery camps are also canceled. We appreciate your patience as we work through processing refunds, which may take several…

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CANCELED: Three-Day Discovery Camp: Spring into Nature (Ages 3-5)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

The Tifft Nature Preserve Darling Environmental Education Center is closed through March 29, 2020. All scheduled activities during this temporary closing have been canceled. As a precaution , our Spring Break Discovery camps are also canceled. We appreciate your patience as we work through processing refunds, which may take several…

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CANCELED: Wildlife 101 Rescue Workshop

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. Wildlife…

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Woman Bird Walk Series

April 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Beginner to experienced woman birders are invited to join us for a welcoming, guided bird walk on the Preserve's trails. Binoculars and introduction to birding provided. Ages: 18+ Cost: $6 per participant (BMS Members save 10%) Advance registration required. 

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Earth Day Tree Planting

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant native trees around the Preserve! No tools required; dress to work outside. Register for the morning and/or afternoon shift. Families, college and organized groups welcome. Two time slots available! 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ages: Ages 8+,…

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CANCELED: Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Shoreline Sweep

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

This event has been canceled. Join in the biggest single-day shoreline clean up in WNY! Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and Tifft combine forces to clean our shorelines.  For more information or to register, please call BN Waterkeeper at 716-852-7483 x26 or visit www.bnwaterkeeper.org Ages: Ages 8+, Must be accompanied by an…

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Juniors: Animal Habitats

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Find out about where animals live, how they play, and how humans can help them. Cost: $10 per scout Advance registration and payment required by the 15th of the month prior to the program. Please call 716.825.6397 for more information and to register. 

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SciNight Workshop: Bird Trivia

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Warm-up your eyes and ears for the coming Spring Migration Season with a casual and fun indoor bird ID game! Test yourself or play with friends to guess dozens of bird species photos and calls, or just enjoy a colorful slideshow of your favorite birds with fellow birders while supporting…

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May 2020

Cadettes: Breathe Journey

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Experiment with wind to learn about the air we breathe. Discover the different things that impact air quality and learn how to improve it! Cost: $15 per scout Advance registration and payment required by the 15th of the month prior to the program. Please call 716.825.6397 for more information and to register. 

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CANCELED: Budding Naturalists

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2020

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. The…

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Daisies: Between Earth and Sky Journey

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Enjoy what's local and learn why it's important as you discover how your own special skills make the world a better place. Cost: $10 per scout Advance registration and payment required by the 15th of the month prior to the program. Please call 716.825.6397 for more information and to register. 

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Brownies: WOW Journey

May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

The world of water is a wonderful and essential place. In earning this award, Girl Scouts will learn to love, save, and share this resource. Cost: $12 per scout Advance registration and payment required by the 15th of the month prior to the program. Please call 716.825.6397 for more information and to register. 

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June 2020

CANCELED: Budding Naturalists

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2020

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

We have canceled all programs, camps and events scheduled to take place between March 14 and April 19, 2020. You will be contacted with information and/or instructions regarding your ticketing options. Please understand that due to limited staffing and capacity it may take several weeks to process refund requests. The…

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Brownies: Bugs

June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. Cost: $10 per scout Advance registration and payment required by the 15th of the month prior to the program. Please call 716.825.6397 for more information and to register. 

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Discovery Camp: Nature Rocks (Ages 5-7)

June 29 - July 3
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Dig in the solid Earth to unlock the secrets of rocks, soil, and mysterious life underground. Play with clay, create fossils, and smash stones as we explore the fun side of everyday geology. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save…

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Discovery Camp: Nature Rocks (Ages 8-10)

June 29 - July 3
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Dig in the solid Earth to unlock the secrets of rocks, soil, and mysterious life underground. Play with clay, create fossils, and smash stones as we explore the fun side of everyday geology. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save…

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Discovery Camp: Nature Rocks (Ages 11-13)

June 29 - July 3
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Dig in the solid Earth to unlock the secrets of rocks, soil, and mysterious life underground. Play with clay, create fossils, and smash stones as we explore the fun side of everyday geology. Ages: 11-13 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save…

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Discovery Camp: Dig In! (Ages 3-5)

June 30 - July 2
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let’s dig in the dirt, build with stones, play with clay, and discover the secrets of the earth beneath our feet. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors at Tifft, our Three-Day Camps are a great starting place for…

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July 2020

Discovery Camp: Art of the Wild (Ages 5-7)

July 6 - July 10
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let your creative nature run wild! Become inspired by nature’s artistry as we create art of our own through paintings, sculptures, fairy houses, and more out on the trails and in the classroom. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save…

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Discovery Camp: Art of the Wild (Ages 8-10)

July 6 - July 10
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let your creative nature run wild! Become inspired by nature’s artistry as we create art of our own through paintings, sculptures, fairy houses, and more out on the trails and in the classroom. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save…

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Discovery Camp: Colors All Around (Ages 3-5)

July 7 - July 9
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Nature is full of beautiful colors! Let’s find them together and create colorful works of art indoors and outside. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors at Tifft, our Three-Day Camps are a great starting place for tiny campers…

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Discovery Camp: Fish Out Of Water (Ages 5-7)

July 13 - July 17
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let’s go fishing and take a closer look at our finned friends of the water! We’ll explore their underwater world of lakes and wetlands, the science of H2O, and the aquatic creatures they depend upon. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1…

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Discovery Camp: Fish Out Of Water (Ages 8-10)

July 13 - July 17
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let’s go fishing and take a closer look at our finned friends of the water! We’ll explore their underwater world of lakes and wetlands, the science of H2O, and the aquatic creatures they depend upon. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1…

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Discovery Camp: Fish Out Of Water (Ages 11-13)

July 13 - July 17
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let’s go fishing and take a closer look at our finned friends of the water! We’ll explore their underwater world of lakes and wetlands, the science of H2O, and the aquatic creatures they depend upon. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1…

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Discovery Camp: Here Fishy Fishy (Ages 3-5)

July 14 - July 16
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Baby fish and family await your aquatic exploration! We’ll go pretend fishing, make fishy crafts, and meet some live aquatic creatures! Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors at Tifft, our Three-Day Camps are a great starting place for…

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Discovery Camp: Earth Avengers (Ages 5-7)

July 20 - July 24
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Fellow super heroes and heroines of planet Earth—hone your superpowers for good to help save our home! Join our team to restore nature by creating habitats, battling trash, and lending a hand to wild animals and plants in need. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount:…

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Discovery Camp: Earth Avengers (Ages 8-10)

July 20 - July 24
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Fellow super heroes and heroines of planet Earth—hone your superpowers for good to help save our home! Join our team to restore nature by creating habitats, battling trash, and lending a hand to wild animals and plants in need. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount:…

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Discovery Camp: Super Natural Powers (Ages 3-5)

July 21 - July 23
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Calling all super heroes and heroines! Help us protect planet Earth with your super natural powers! We’ll magically recycle stuff, create homes for our wild animals friends, and learn new super powers! Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors…

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Discovery Camp: Wilderness Survival (Ages 5-7)

July 27 - July 31
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, mapmaking, fishing, and more in the great outdoors! Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per…

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Discovery Camp: Wilderness Survival (Ages 8-10)

July 27 - July 31
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, mapmaking, fishing, and more in the great outdoors! Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per…

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Discovery Camp: Wilderness Survival (Ages 11-13)

July 27 - July 31
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, mapmaking, fishing, and more in the great outdoors! Ages: 11-13 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per…

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Discovery Camp: Let’s Go Pretend Camping (Ages 3-5)

July 28 - July 30
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Who wants to go camping? Let’s tell stories around our pretend campfire, build a tent, and go for a hike! Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors at Tifft, our Three-Day Camps are a great starting place for tiny…

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August 2020

Discovery Camp: Bug-Ology Lab (Ages 5-7)

August 3 - August 7
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Bug jar – check! Magnifying glass – check! Let’s go on an insect safari through the fields, forests, and waters in search of our six-, eight-, and no-legged friends! Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per…

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Discovery Camp: Bug-Ology Lab (Ages 8-10)

August 3 - August 7
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Bug jar – check! Magnifying glass – check! Let’s go on an insect safari through the fields, forests, and waters in search of our six-, eight-, and no-legged friends! Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per…

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Discovery Camp: Buzz & Flutter (Ages 3-5)

August 4 - August 6
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Grab a bug jar, a magnifying glass, and venture on a quest to find real butterflies, worms, snails, and more! We’ll explore the bug-tastic life of the six- eight- and no-legged friends. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors…

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Discovery Camp: Hunters of the Night (Ages 5-7)

August 10 - August 14
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Whooo flies through the night sky on silent wings? Owls, that’s who! Give a hoot while exploring the science of the stealthy and cute feathered predators of Western New York. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper…

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Discovery Camp: Hunters of the Night (Ages 8-10)

August 10 - August 14
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Whooo flies through the night sky on silent wings? Owls, that’s who! Give a hoot while exploring the science of the stealthy and cute feathered predators of Western New York. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper…

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Discovery Camp: Hunters of the Night (Ages 11-13)

August 10 - August 14
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Whooo flies through the night sky on silent wings? Owls, that’s who! Give a hoot while exploring the science of the stealthy and cute feathered predators of Western New York. Ages: 11-13 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper…

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Discovery Camp: Feathered Friends (Ages 3-5)

August 11 - August 13
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

This camp is for the birds! Together we’ll search for birds on the ground, in the trees, and up in the sky. We’ll explore feathers and flight, what it means to eat like a bird, and learn how to tweet. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our…

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Discovery Camp: Critter Caretakers (Ages 5-7)

August 17 - August 21
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Life abounds in the wild—can you care for it? Receive your own new animal or plant life to care for and study in the classroom each day of camp, from fish to crickets, to seeds, earthworms and more! Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register…

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Discovery Camp: Critter Caretakers (Ages 8-10)

August 17 - August 21
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Life abounds in the wild—can you care for it? Receive your own new animal or plant life to care for and study in the classroom each day of camp, from fish to crickets, to seeds, earthworms and more! Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register…

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Discovery Camp: Creature Keepers (Ages 3-5)

August 18 - August 20
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Let’s bring a bit of nature inside and learn how to care for it! From live earthworms, to crickets, to fish, each day we’ll make sure they are comfy and cozy and have what they need to survive. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood…

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Discovery Camp: That’s Gross! (Ages 5-7)

August 24 - August 28
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Nature is fantastically gross at times. Animals poop, plants rot, bones remain, and dirt is everywhere! Become a Nature Gross-ologist and explore the smelliest, slimiest, and yuckiest parts of nature first hand. Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5%…

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Discovery Camp: That’s Gross! (Ages 8-10)

August 24 - August 28
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Nature is fantastically gross at times. Animals poop, plants rot, bones remain, and dirt is everywhere! Become a Nature Gross-ologist and explore the smelliest, slimiest, and yuckiest parts of nature first hand. Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5%…

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Discovery Camp: That’s Gross! (Ages 11-13)

August 24 - August 28
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Nature is fantastically gross at times. Animals poop, plants rot, bones remain, and dirt is everywhere! Become a Nature Gross-ologist and explore the smelliest, slimiest, and yuckiest parts of nature first hand. Ages: 11-13 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5%…

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Discovery Camp: Slimy,Sticky, & Smelly (Ages 3-5)

August 25 - August 27
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Nature can be many things. We’ll explore the messy side of nature and recreate some slimy, sticky, and smelly things of our own in the classroom! Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in the great outdoors at Tifft, our Three-Day Camps are…

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Discovery Camp: Cold-Blooded Tails (Ages 5-7)

August 31 - September 4
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Are you a herpetologist at heart? Explore the scientific tales of snakes, turtles, and tadpoles and meet a few live scaly and slimy friends up close! Ages: 5-7 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per week. Early bird…

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Discovery Camp: Cold-Blooded Tails (Ages 8-10)

August 31 - September 4
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Are you a herpetologist at heart? Explore the scientific tales of snakes, turtles, and tadpoles and meet a few live scaly and slimy friends up close! Ages: 8-10 Cost: $250 (BMS Members Save 10%) Early Bird Discount: Register by May 1 to save 5% per camper per week. Early bird…

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September 2020

Discovery Camp: Slither, Crawl & Hop (Ages 3-5)

September 1 - September 3
Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

What is on the log in the marsh? It’s one of the turtles or frogs that call Tifft home! We’ll meet some, pretend to be them, and discover what is special about reptiles and amphibians. Ages: 3-5 Cost: $150 (BMS Members Save 10%) In our early childhood classroom and in…

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