In the hands-on, outdoor settings at Hard Bargain Farm and at national and state parks throughout the region, 8,000 students a year learn about science, sustainability, and the human impact on an environment we all share. When school closings made visits to the farm impossible, AFF took its programs online to provide live environmental education that helped students discover, through data collection and analysis, how they could be scientists too. Now, AFF also welcomes young scientists back to the farm and the parks – with open arms. In addition, it continues to participate in the Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative, which seeks to eliminate trash at its source. More than 10,000 volunteers engage in trash cleanup events across the region, and through a range of community events hundreds more learn to know and appreciate the natural world. That’s a beautiful thing.
Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide
Age Groups Served: Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17)
Population(s) Served: Students
Awards & Recognition
Department of the Interior Partners in Conservation Award 2010
Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce Green Business of the Year 2014
Listed on National Register of Historic Places 2014
- 75 Tons of trash pulled from Potomac River wathershed
Sat Apr 5 2008
Thousands of volunteers are pulling trash and recyclable items from the Potomac River watershed stretching from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
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