There’s a special place in Maryland where students can dig in the dirt, take a hike, and catch an unbeatable glimpse of the Potomac. That place is the Alice Ferguson Foundation. We are proud to serve thousands of Pre K-12 students each year as they interact with science, plants and animals about which many of them – until now – have only read.
More than 8,000 students participate in our Bridging the Watershed program which takes students to national and state parks in the Potomac Watershed where they learn, hands-on, about how a watershed works and how to keep it clean. Another 10,000 volunteers participate in trash cleanups in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.
Each year, Alice Ferguson Foundation helps thousands of people connect with nature by milking a cow or cleaning a river bank.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship by giving people the tools to understand, appreciate, and protect nature. Established in 1954, we are a public charity chartered in the state of Maryland.
Served 6,487 students through our environmental education programs
Reached 2,000+ community members through our cleanup initiative
Hosted 430 children and community members through on-site programs
Delivered professional development workshops to 200 teachers
Read our Annual Report
See how our environmental education programs connect students and community with the world around them through science, adventures, laughter, and learning.
2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan
Learn about our goals and strategies to make the Alice Ferguson Foundation more viable in the short term and sustainable in the long run.
Join Our Team
We are an environmental educational organization on the Potomac River, we’re excited to connecting people from all walks of life to the natural world through education, stewardship and advocacy. Check out our open positions below and see if our team is a good fit for you.