Give your family a chance to explore the wonders of the natural world! Our family programs feature hands-on, fun activities for children on a variety of subjects. Check out what programs are coming up at Woodend! For a complete listing of all programs, please view our Naturalist Quarterly.
Free Family Programs at Woodend/Chevy Chase
Weekend Walks in the Woods - Free Family Nature Walks!
First Saturday of the Month, (9-10 am)
Our brand new FREE family programs are here! We invite you to take an hour out of your schedule to enjoy spending time with your family outdoors. Join our Master Naturalists on the first Saturday of each month from 9-10 am for a nature hike around Woodend Sanctuary. Each hike will have a unique and exciting natural history theme. Programs are appropriate for family members of all ages and no registration is necessary. Please come prepared to hike in sneakers and don’t forget your water bottle. We hope you will join us for our exciting new programs each month! Meet at the amphitheater by the main house.
Holiday Eco Crafts
Saturday, December 5 (10-11:30 am)
Members $7; nonmembers $12
Join us for a cozy Winter's Workshop at the Teale Learning Center. We will be making some seasonal crafts with natural and upcycled materials. An optional nature hike will be offered during the morning and hot cider, coffee and treats will be there too! This is a family program, so parents please plan to stay and join in with your young crafters. Space limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Bring fee to class.
Visit our Naturalist Shop to check out a backpack (ID required) that will have tools and activities you and your family can use to explore nature right here at Woodend Sanctuary! Backpacks are free for check-out in the shop but must be returned by 4:30 pm.
The Nature Backpacks are made possible thanks to the generous support of REI and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.