Nature Classes &
Field Trips

Camp Woodend

Registration is NOW OPEN! Find your child’s outdoor adventure today.

The Winter 2024 Nature Forward Quarterly reports on the completion of all four phases of the Nature for All Campaign: Habitat Restoration, a Wheelchair-accessible trail; upgrades to Woodend Mansion; and an accessible Nature Play Space

Nature Forward Quarterly

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Visit

Open dawn to dusk every day of the year, we invite you to visit Woodend Nature Sanctuary.

Kids at school

Nature Forward programs for schools in the DC region highlight human impacts, ecological systems, and watersheds through hands-on activities.

Butterflies Field Trip

From Adult Field Trips to Classes and Nature Travel, click to find a wide variety of opportunities to learn about and experience nature led by regional naturalists.

Children and families

Children & Families

Our youth programs include nature preschool, summer camp, and much more.

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Conservation

Our priorities include Human Health and Access to Nature; Biodiversity and Habitats; dealing with the Climate Crisis; and Sustainable Land Use.

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Newsroom

Find the latest Nature Forward News, Statements, Articles, Publications, and Blog Posts.

Our Mission

Nature Forward inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision

Nature Forward seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it.

Resources

Cover of the Winter 2024 Nature Forward Quarterly illustrating the four phases of the Nature for All Campaign: Habitat Restoration, a Wheelchair-accessible trail; upgrades to Woodend Mansion; and an accessible Nature Play Space

Download the Winter 2024 Nature Forward Quarterly

In this Issue:

  • The final promise of Nature for All
  • Winter nature outings and classes

Download Our Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2023 was a year of IMPACT for our organization. Find out more in our latest Annual Report.

Cover for "Belonging," an eBook created in partnership with Nature Forward's Taking Nature Black Conference and the U.S. Forest Service

Download Free E-Book Belonging: Taking Nature Black

Nature Forward’s Taking Nature Black Conference and the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program proudly present Belonging: The Black Americans in Nature Photography Project, an e-book of 40 Black American portraits and essays.

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