Nature Classes FAQs

Nature Classes FAQs


Who do I contact if I have questions?

Email Senior Naturalist Genevieve Wall at [email protected] or call 301-450-1408. For registration information, email Pam Oves at [email protected] or call 301-652-1851.

When will I receive confirmation information?

You will receive a confirmation email immediately after registering online. Nature Forward will email you a confirmation letter with directions to the meeting point, about a week or two before a program begins. If you haven’t received a confirmation letter via email please contact [email protected].

What is your cancellation policy?

To qualify for a credit if you cancel a program, minus a $5 administrative fee, you must give at least six business days’ notice, i.e. you can’t cancel on a Monday for a weekend program and still receive a credit. Call 301-652-9188 x16 or email [email protected] to cancel. If Nature Forward cancels a program due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund. If a weather-related concern or another issue outside of Nature Forward’s control forces a cancellation, you will receive a full credit to your online account.

May I bring along children on a Nature Forward adult field trip?

Nature Forward appreciates the interest adults have in sharing the wonder of nature with the children in their lives. Our Adult Nature Programs, however, are designed for adults, and therefore we don’t accept registrations for young people under the age of 12. Sometimes, exceptions may be made for children younger than that (but older than 8) if they show a strong interest in the topic, are accompanied by an interested adult, and the program isn’t more than 3 hours long. The trip leader would also need to agree to this exception. In our experience, most young people get bored and restless fairly quickly with the slower pace and in-depth focus of our adult classes and field trips. Additionally, adult participants are not expecting children to attend these programs. But Nature Forward still has plenty to offer you. We encourage you to learn more about our many family, children’s, school, nature preschool, and summer camp programs on our website by visiting our “Parents” page.

May I bring along my dog on a Nature Forward adult field trip?

Nature Forward loves furry friends as much as our participants, but dogs can scare away wildlife, so we do not allow them on field trips.

How do I see what programs I am registered for?

You can log into your online account to view your registrations: