A world of adventure and experiences to last a lifetime await you! The Greenbelt provides unique and distinct opportunities to explore and learn about the wonders of nature. We offer Inspired lessons and activities that engage all ages.
No matter what your interests, background, age or mobility level, we have something for you.
- Greenbelt Nature Center
- Guided Hikes & Field Trips
- High Rock Park
- Into the Outdoors, Winter 2011
- Mini-Camp for Younger Children
- Parties and Private Rentals
- School Programs
- Scout Programs
- Summer Day Camp and 2011 Summer Camp Schedule and Curricula
- Teacher Orientation & Professional Development
Greenbelt Nature Center: A stunning stone and brick building that stands in harmony with its natural surroundings. Interactive exhibits, hiking trails and a wide array of programs await visitors. Visit our Nature Center pages or see our Calendar of upcoming events.
Guided Hikes & Field Trips: Field trips, for organized groups, day camps and out-of-town visitors, may include topics similar to school programs tailored to the individual groups’ interests. Guided hikes focus on local ecology and history, and can also be customized to include excursions to points of interest.
High Rock Park: A National Environmental Education Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior since 1971. This 90-acre preserve within the Greenbelt consists of woodlands, hiking trails, ponds and creeks, and unique geological formations.
Into the Outdoors: An ongoing calendar of year-round programs that focus on park stewardship, outdoor education, arts and culture, and health and fitness. Programs are designed for children and adults and are available at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Many items on our Calendar of upcoming events are Into the Outdoors programs.
Mini-Camp: For toddlers with an adult chaperone, a fun summertime learning experience like no other.
Parties and Private Rentals: Available at the Greenbelt Nature Center in Latourette Park (year-round) and at the Carousel For All Children at Willowbrook Park (May through October). Contact us.
School Programs: Learner-centered, these programs provide Pre-K to 12th grade students direct experiences in a natural environment. Topics range from Polar Animals to Aquatic Life and are approximately 75 minutes in duration. School Programs are offered during the school year at High Rock Park and the Greenbelt Nature Center and consist of in-class and field components.
Scout Programs: Offered during after school hours to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and their troop leaders. These specialized programs include participatory learning and hands-on activities designed to assist Scouts in fulfilling requirements for earning various merit badges. Scout Programs are available at High Rock Park and the Greenbelt Nature Center.
Summer Day Camp: A great way for youngsters ages 5-12 to have a fun-filled nature learning experience in the summer.
Teacher Orientation & Professional Development: A unique opportunity for teachers to explore the Greenbelt and learn how its urban ecology and natural history can enhance lessons in the classroom. Professional Development provides teachers with instruction, resources and interactive activities that help interpret complex scientific processes that occur in nature. Programs also demonstrate the application of environmental education to various academic disciplines.Share on Facebook