ERAFANS offers nature programming on the beautiful grounds of the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, Maryland and outreach programs in the greater Baltimore, MD region. 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-1st). Parent and child programming, elder programs, and more are forthcoming.
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."