Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

Located just outside of Washington, D.C., in the 425-acre Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Adventure Links offers groups a chance to explore the outdoors and learn more about the environment. 13220 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. Tel: 800-877-0954 ext. 2. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Audubon Society of the District of Columbia

Promotes the appreciation and conservation of birds and their habitats, hosts monthly birdwatching field trips, and list tips for birdwatching in D.C. Various nature centers in Washington, DC. Cost: Free.

Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center

The Alice Ferguson Foundation promotes the sustainability of the Potomac River watershed, and provides many different options for groups to visit and learn. See the Potomac up close! 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607. Tel: 301-292-5665. Cost: Fee.

Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center

5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311. Visit Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center for a day of scientific exploration. Groups will have the chance to see live animals such as birds of prey, black bear, red fox, owls, turtles, salamanders, and more. 703-746-5559. Fee.

Patuxent Research Refuge

Explore the wonders of the outside world during winter time on a naturalist-led program to learn about a variety of environmental concepts at Patuxent Research Refuge. 240 Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel, MD 20724. Prince George’s County. Tel: 301-497-5770. Free.

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

With such diverse human and natural history, groups are guaranteed to find landforms, wildlife, or historic resources that bring science curriculum to life. George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 703-289-2500. Cost: Free.

Watkins Nature Center

Watkins Nature Center offers close up wildlife investigation with its resident live animals, hands on exhibits, interpretive programs, and special events. Live animal displays include insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds of prey. Address: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Tel: 301-218-6702. Cost: Free.