Prince William School Programs | Environmental Education

School & Group Environmental Science at Prince William Forest

In the largest protected Piedmont forest in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, students study environmental science, learn teamwork, and strengthen their connection with nature.

NatureBridge at Prince William Forest
Cabin Camp 1 Prince William Forest Park
Triangle, VA 22172

Learning in nature’s classroom

NatureBridge environmental science programs in Prince William Forest Park offer students in grades 4—12 the opportunity to learn hands-on science in the largest green space in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Our three-day residential environmental science programs are led by experienced educators and are tailored to reinforce and extend classroom learning.

  • Environmental education in a national park: Located just 30 miles outside the nation’s capital, Prince William Forest Park contains over 700 plant species, more than 100 bird species, and 38 species of mammals. The layered history of the Park includes its creation by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and its use as a communications training center for the Office of Strategic Services during WWII.
  • Inquiry-based learning: Students discover small wonders in some of the most pristine streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and explore 15,000 acres of deciduous forests as they bud in the spring and change colors in the fall.
  • Inspired to action: Through reducing food waste at meals, monitoring the water quality of community streams, and collecting data for the National Park Service, our goal is to translate students’ passion for the environment into lifelong stewardship and conservation.

NatureBridge supports DC schools in Prince William Forest

NatureBridge Serves DC Schools in Prince William Forest Park

Are you a parent or teacher of DC fifth graders?

A generous grant from the District Department of the Environment allows NatureBridge to bring fifth graders and their teachers to Prince William Forest Park for FREE!  

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