• WQTest

    Since the early 1990s, Nature Forward Water Quality Monitoring Program has operated throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, and in parts of the District of Columbia. We also host sites in Howard…


  • 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

    Our beautiful 40-acre Woodend Nature Sanctuary provides our preschoolers a one-of-a-kind green venue for creative language, artistic, musical expression, hands-on observation, and discovery.


  • 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.


  • Camp Woodend

    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!