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Family Programs

Woodend/Chevy Chase    |    Rust/Leesburg  

kidswithanneGive 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 6 (10-11:30 am)
Would you like to build a snowman out of recycled bottle caps, or toilet paper tubes, or baby food jars and glitter? Sign up quick for this popular family crafting day at ANS. We will listen to fun music, sip hot cider, and make great holiday crafts that young ones can give as gifts all out of recycled or natural materials. Come early for our Free Family Walk in the Woods at 9 am, then stay for family crafting at 10:00! Email to register. Bring a $10 materials fee to the program (per family).


Nature Backpacks

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. 

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