From Adult Field Trips to nature preschool, Nature Forward has a wide variety of programs to learn about and experience nature led by regional naturalists.
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 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…
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 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…
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.
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!