Step pools at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

Natural History Field Studies

This unique continuing education program for adults provides a comprehensive and stimulating view of our region’s natural history and conservation issues.

Open to adults 18 years or older, professionals and amateurs alike.

What students say about Natural History Field Studies

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to take classes in the NHFS program. Most environmental education is aimed at children and youth. Because nature programming wasn’t a part of my suburban childhood (and I might not have cared about it or retained it in any case) I am thrilled to be able to learn about natural history as an adult – ‘when the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ Thanks to the Nature Forward, natural history is becoming a passion.

R. Gray, NHFS Student

All admission, enrollment, and program fees support Nature Forward’s non-profit mission work to inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.


09jul6:00 pm8:00 pmSummer Bird Life

10jul6:00 pm8:00 pmIntroduction to Fern ID