Alice Ferguson Foundation
Bringing Science to life since 1954
Students from Kindergarten through High School get to explore the world around them through more than a dozen standards-aligned hands-on science activities. Join us online or in person for a learning adventure.
Education beyond the classroom.
Who We Are
We are environmental educators sharing the wonder and excitement of the Potomac River watershed with thousands of students, teachers, and citizens each year. And each year, we can’t do it without your support.
Located on 330 acres of working farmland, emergent wetlands, and the longest, freshwater Living Shoreline in the nation, the staff and educators of Alice Ferguson Foundation have provided transformative environmental education experiences for nearly half a million area students since 1954.
Join us on the Farm this fall for exciting adventures in the great outdoors!
CHORES AND S’MORES
November 12 at 4 PM
Help us with some evening farm chores and enjoy a sweet treat afterwards!
NATURAL WREATH WORKSHOP
December 10 at 4 PM
Collect invasives from around the property and transform them into a beautiful wreath, perfect for any holiday.
Get Involved in Trash Cleanups
For more than 30 years, the Alice Ferguson Foundation has helped organize one of the biggest trash cleanup efforts in the region. Help us continue to make a difference and learn more about how you too can take action.
Students don’t get many chances to go outside and explore any more. Being able to see and touch what we are learning helps students to remember and see how science affects them in real life.” –Teacher from Rosa Parks Elementary School, October 2019
Become a Part of Our Story
From volunteer opportunities to rentals, learn more about the ways you too can be a part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation legacy.
Plan Your Event
From team meetings to cozy gatherings. Your special day is just a click away.
Volunteer With Us
Check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities to make a difference.
Our programs aren’t just for students! Bring your family and friends to the Farm.
Browse our collection of more than 100 free teaching resources and activities.
Discover the Alice Ferguson Foundation
Did you know we were the first overnight outdoor education center in the region? We have been sharing the wonder of nature with local area students, adults, and teachers for more than 65 years. Click below to learn about our history, our campus, and more.