NOTCHCLIFF Nature Programs

We are proud to offer outdoor learning opportunities in the community where we are based in the greater Baltimore, MD region. Notchcliff Nature Programs is the community-based initiative of our work, directly serving children, families, and our elders on the beautiful grounds of Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, Maryland.  We also offer outreach programs in partnership with area schools and organizations in Baltimore and across the Maryland. 

Programs inspire nature connection, environmental stewardship, sustainable living, and appreciation for our shared natural world. Programs include Notchcliff Forest Preschool (ages 3-5) and the Forest Kinder Co-Op (ages 5-7, K-2nd).  Parent and child programming, elder programs, and more are forthcoming. Learn more at

Ready to enroll? Register now for Notchcliff Forest Preschool, the Forest School Co-op (Feb.-May 2022), Summer Forest Friends, or the Notchcliff Homeschool Cooperative for 2022-23!

Our programs cultivate a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of connectedness through the natural world. We continually build on this commitment to ensure all children, families, and staff are welcomed and supported regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and economic background. We actively work to ensure programs reflect the diversity of local communities in the faces, voices, and experiences we offer. The work of inclusion is a collective responsibility, one that is essential to our vision: "nature-based education, outdoor learning, and play for all."


playful outdoor learning 
for young children


intergenerational learning
with elders in our community

year-round opportunities
for nature connection

Notchcliff Nature Programs are a project of the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
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