From Adult Field Trips to Classes and Nature Travel, find a wide variety of opportunities to learn about and experience nature led by regional naturalists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…