At For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, we’ve got the best outdoor classroom for helping kids understand the world around them. Each year, thousands of children come to For-Mar to learn about the plant and animal life that makes up our unique ecosystem. We have expert naturalists and horticulturists on staff to help your students discover and uncover what’s great about the outdoors. From bluebirds to bats, from organic gardening to worms and snakes, there are lessons here for every age at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum.

From our Knee-High Naturalist Program and school science nights to courses that meet science curriculum standards and adaptive recreation programs, we can develop a program for just about any group.

At For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, learning is our second nature.  There are year round programming opportunities for everyone to enjoy at For-Mar, but if you are a homeschooling parent or group, you want to be sure to check out our Wild Adventurers and Knee High Naturalist programs.  These programs are offered weekly, and each week is a new exciting topic offering kids a hands-on experience with science and nature. Check out our online calendar and register today for upcoming programs!

Click here to view the For-Mar Fieldtrip and Educational Program Guide.


Nature or horticulture based programs, presentations and workshops can be tailored for any kind of group, including scouts, schools, senior citizens, special needs audiences, churches, preschools, home school groups, etc. Staff can provide these programs at For-Mar. There is no charge for a general parks information presentation.