• Days 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!

  • Native Plant Gardening

    Nature Forward maintains demonstration gardens, offers gardening classes, holds native plant sales and brings expert help right to you with garden consultations.

  • Woodend Field Trips

    Visit our 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD with your class to learn about habitats, lifecycles, and more with a naturalist.

  • Nature Travel

    Nature Travel adventures offer our members and friends opportunities to search for wildlife and explore the wonders of nature at places beyond the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Family Walks in the Woods

    Join naturalist and educator, Frank Sanford, on a leisurely walk through the habitats at Woodend. Explore the wonders of trees, meadows, streams, insects, birds, and everything Woodend has to offer!

  • Become a Master Naturalist

    In partnership with UMD Extension, this program engages adults as stewards of Maryland’s ecosystems through science-based education led by top-notch instructors, and volunteer service.

  • Water Quality Monitoring

    Nature Forward’s Water Quality Monitoring Program is one of the largest and longest-running community science programs in the country.

  • Woodend Tours

    Get more out of your visit to Woodend Sanctuary with a guided tour led by one of our expert naturalists.

  • Training

    Is your community stream being threatened by development? Pollution a problem? Could your local official do something to help? Nature Forward offers periodic Watershed Training Workshops for local civic, watershed…

  • Greening Your Neighborhood

    Learn the approaches you need to partner with your HOA Board to successfully complete an ecologically-focused project in your community. Self-guided and focused on Loudoun County but can be applied…