• Ward 8 Water Watchers

    The Ward 8 Water Watchers program is in the Congress Heights neighborhood along Oxon Run in Washington, DC. Oxon Run is a long-neglected stream channel surrounded by beautiful parkland and…


  • Nature Classes & Field Trips

    Explore the great outdoors with the experts. Nature novices and experienced naturalists alike will find a wide variety of opportunities to learn about our area’s natural history.


  • Nature Preschool

    Nature Forward’s 40-acre Woodend Nature Sanctuary provides a unique home for our preschoolers and their families. This natural environment serves as a one-of-a-kind green venue for creative language, artistic, musical expression, hands-on…


  • GreenKids Schools

    A Nature Forward educational outreach program to support environmental literacy and green culture in regional schools.


  • Natural History Field Studies

    This continuing education program provides a stimulating view of our region’s natural history. Enroll to pursue a Certificate of Accomplishment in Natural History or for the pure joy of learning.


  • Summer Camps

    Camp Woodend provides day, travel, and overnight camps for families in the DC metro area. Located on a 40-acre nature sanctuary, our camps provide high-quality environmental science education and good…


  • Conservation Cafe

    This monthly series updates you on critical conservation issues across our region. By attending these sessions, you also support Nature Forward education and conservation programs.


  • Birthday Parties

    A nature-themed birthday party at Woodend Sanctuary is a perfect way to provide a special memory for your child while also supporting the conservation work of Nature Forward.


  • Spring Break Camps

    Experience the wonders of Spring at Camp Woodend! Catch frogs in the pond, hike to Rock Creek, and get your hands dirty in our Children’s Garden! 


  • Day Off Camps

    Do you want your children to be outside in nature learning and having fun on their day off from school? Then send them to our Days Off Camps!