The SCA’s DC Urban Tree House (UTH) Program provides free and memorable environmental education programs for DC urban youth (K-12). By sharing fun experiences in nature, participants make meaningful connections to their local environment while engaging in hands-on conservation projects outdoors. 

UTH programs take place in green space located in Anacostia Park in Southeast Washington, DC. The UTH site transforms urban green space into areas where imagination, learning, and adventure take place! The UTH site provides a great opportunity for youth to explore and learn about the surrounding land and aquatic environment—particularly the District’s watershed and urban ecosystems. 

Through environmental education, the UTH helps foster conservation principles and stewardship of our favorite parks, public lands, local waterways, and natural resources. Join us for exciting education and service opportunities! 

What do we do at the Urban Tree House?

Explore and learn about natural environments in the Washington, D.C. area
Use the outdoors as a classroom
Learn through experience and service
Empower students to take an active role in caring for the environment
Environmental literacy

What do students learn at UTH?

We offer a range of programming to fit your group’s needs. These are a few of the different topics we can cover in our lesson: 

Water science
Camping 101
Climate change
Environmental stewardship
Ecology and native species
Art in nature

Who can participate?

Students grades K-12
Groups with 10-40 students
Registration is FREE!

Register Your Group

  1. UTH Group Registration Form
  2. Book your session

Prepare for Your Trip

Parking Info
Learn more about Anacostia Park
Required for Each Participant: Refillable water bottle, face mask, proper footwear for outdoor play
Strongly Recommended: Bug spray, sunscreen

Contact Us

Phone: (202) 753-0913
Address: 1900 Anacostia Drive SE Washington, DC 20020

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