june, 2021

07junAll Day30julForest FriendsA hybrid virtual & in-person nature education experience

Event Details

Forest Friends is a hybrid virtual/in-person experience for young children and their families

We invite you to be part of a connected community of like-minded families that value nature-based, whole child, sensory-rich educational experiences.

• Weekly parent-child, small group, teacher-led hikes will be held at Woodend Sanctuary on Tuesdays or Thursdays with up to 8 families in each hike (9:15-10:30am). Each group will include time to sing, share discoveries, socialize, play, and marvel at the incredible natural world together. The theme for our summer programming will be life cycles!

• A weekly materials kit will be distributed each hike. The kit will include daily activities and suggestions on ways to connect with your child(ren). Materials are geared toward 3-to-5-year-old children; however, activities will be open-ended, nature-based, and creative and may therefore appeal to a wider range of children. Each weekly kit will also include a virtual story time, and scavenger hunt to be enjoyed at home.

• Optional Zoom meetings (Wednesday mornings) will focus on connection and interaction with one another and working on projects together with materials from our kits. We’ll suggest outdoor activities around your home, at a nearby park, or your own independent visits to Woodend Sanctuary.

Summer trimester is split up into two sessions, one session June 7-25, and the other July 12-30. You may register for one session or both.

Tuition is $325 for 3 weeks for ANS members and $400 for nonmembers. Tuition must be paid in advance. Families can add an additional session for $150. After registering, email pam.oves@anshome.org to register for a second series of hikes.

Register HERE.


June 7 (Monday) - July 30 (Friday)


Woodend Nature Sanctuary

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA