While on a nature walk full of opportunities for sensory exploration, students will look under logs, listen for birds and feel tree bark as they explore biodiversity and observe creatures in their natural habitats.
Students will explore our ecosystems by classifying animals into groups, learning about animal needs, adaptations and survival. During a hike, students will find many forest, meadow and pond creatures.
Decomposers: Life in the Soil
Students will learn about decomposers and how they help cycle nutrients through the ecosystem during an interactive hike that will have them rolling logs and looking for areas where decomposition occurs.
During a naturalist-led hike, students will learn about life cycles of animals from our forest, pond, and meadow ecosystems.
Public school classrooms pay only a $25 registration fee for field trips.
For private schools and homeschool groups, each one-hour field trip program is $210 for a group of up to 16 children, plus chaperones ($285 for 17-32 students).
Please read our Field Trip Program Information for other details before registering.
Field Trip Program Information
Woodend Nature Sanctuary Trail Map
Free Programs for
Schedule a Woodend Sanctuary Field Trip
Questions? Issues with registration?
Contact [email protected]
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Thank you for leaving dogs and other pets at home.