Northern Virginia

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Monday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Northern Virginia Counties.

  • When: Every Monday, 10:00am
  • Where: Locust Shade Park, 4701 Locust Shade Drive, Triangle (directions here)
  • Who: Meet leader Salla Wagner, sallanova@forestschoolforall.com
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome
  • How much: Free to join!

To learn more about Forest School For All's Forest Explorer Groups, click here. Note: When entering the park continue to the third parking lot on the left, there will be a children's play area at this lot, about 1/4 mile from entrance

Monday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Northern Virginia Counties.

  • When: Every Monday, 10:00am
  • Where: Lake Ridge Park, 12350 Cotton Mill Dr, Lake Ridge, VA (directions here)
  • Who: Meet leader Katrina Lewis, novaforestschoolforall@gmail.com
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome
  • How much: Free to join!

To learn more about Forest School For All's Forest Explorer Groups, click here. Note: We will meet in the second parking lot near the marina, just follow the road to the end. We will gather by the building near the dock on the right. It is next to a trail.

Friday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Northern Counties of Virginia.

To learn more about Forest School For All's Forest Explorer Groups, click here.

Tuesday Forest Explorers - LOOKING FOR A LEADER

Join families exploring the forest in Northern Virginia Counties.

  • When: Every Tuesday, 9:30am
  • Where: Locations will rotate.  See Community post below and Northern Virginia Facebook group for this week's location.
  • Who: Meet leader Lori Thompson, lorinova@forestschoolforall.com - Lori is retiring at the beginning of September.  Looking for a leader to continue this group!
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome
  • How much: Free to join!

To learn more about Forest School For All's Forest Explorer Groups, click here.

Seasonal Curriculum

Access the activities behind our Forest Creators and Discoverers Groups
Forest Explorers Group
Forest Creators Group
Forest Discoverers Group

Click to learn more about what makes these groups unique and how to easily become a leader. 

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Wish to find more group options in this area? Let's explore how you can become a leader and start your own group. We often have multiple Forest Explorer and Forest Creator Groups in the same area. Contact us to explore more about getting started today. .

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When you join as a Forest School For All member, you can enjoy online + offline benefits to expand your outdoor experience, including: ,

  • Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear
  • Biweekly Family-Friendly Nature Activities, Crafts + Prompts
  • Discounts on Forest Creator Groups
  • Discounts on Forest School For All Events

 Join for $25 per Family, Annually

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