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