NOTCHCLIFF Nature Programs

ERAFANS offers nature programming on the beautiful grounds of the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm, Maryland and outreach in the greater Baltimore, MD region. Programs inspire nature connection, environmental stewardship, sustainable living, and appreciation for our shared natural world. Visit our website, to learn more.

The Notchcliff Forest Preschoolwww is a fully immersive outdoor learning program for children ages 3-5 years old. Our Forest Kinder Co-Op is for K-1st (ages 5-7) offers meaningful nature connection for older children who home school. Parent and child programming, elder programs, and more are forthcoming. Contact Monica if you have questions about our programs.


playful outdoor learning 
for children 3-5 years old


intergenerational learning
with elders in our community

year-round opportunities
for nature connection


FALL 2020-2021 REGISTRATION Open now - limited availability 

We can't wait to explore nature with your little one! Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy immersive, playful experiences in nature each week in our beautiful forest classroom at Glen Meadows Retirement Community. Read on to learn more or visit 

In 2020-21, families may choose from a two-day option on Tuesdays/Thursdays in the Spotted Fawns class or join us for weekly Forest Fridays.  We welcome families and elders at Glen Meadows Retirement Community to join us for special hands-on learning opportunities throughout the year. Family field trips are also built into the program to help families discover the many incredible wild places in our local community. Our classes meet from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the outdoor forest classroom. In case of severe or inclement weather, we utilize a lovely indoor classroom at Glen Meadows Retirement Community. Registration open now!

Summer Nature Programs
We are finalizing our six-week summer Forest Friday program (June 26 - July 31st), a weeklong nature camp, and a caregiver/child nature class. *In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still reviewing summer options for July-August sessions.


Forest Storytime
Sat., June 13, 2020, Sat., July 18, and Sat., August 8, 2020 
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Glen Meadows Retirement Community, Glen Arm, MD

Open to all ages - and yes, it's FREE!

Drop-in for a FREE Forest Storytime at Glen Meadows. This interactive storytime includes songs, stories, natural artifacts, and the occasional puppet. It's a sweet way to enjoy stories among the trees!

Directions: Follow the driveway all the way to the visitor parking on the left. Walk up the path to the Labrynth and look for us under the dogwood tree. 

This Notchcliff Natural Learning Community is a project of the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

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