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It is our mission to inspire stewardship and community through environmental education.


We envision a future where people are happier and healthier because of time spent learning, playing, investigating, and protecting our natural world.  We see the word "community" being expanded to include not only humans, but all of the other parts of the Earth as well:  soils, waters, plants, and animals.  And when we treat all parts of our community with respect, we all thrive.


Fair Hill Nature Center

Fair Hill Environmental Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to environmental education and connecting people to nature.  We operate the Fair Hill Nature Center in William duPont Jr.’s historic fox hunting lodge, located in the 5,600 acres of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. We serve over 7,500 people annually, including 5,200 public school students.

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On average, American children spend only 7 minutes a day outside and over 7 hours on a screen, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.  Childhood obesity and ADHD are at an all time high. 


Just one hour a day of outdoor education or free-play is shown to improve mental and physical health, academic achievement, creativity, and reduce stress.  Kids who are exposed to an environmental education curriculum are also more likely to go into STEM fields as adults. 


Please help us in our important work today!

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"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."

Albert Einstein

Fair Hill Nature Center

630 Tawes Dr, Elkton, MD 21921, USA

(410) 398-4909

Nature Center Hours

Monday - Friday year round: By Appointment

Summer Public Hours

May - September

Saturday:  10am - 3pm

Sunday:  10am - 3pm

$5 / person*, Under 5 Free

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For information on parking, fishing or hunting permits, please call the Fair Hill NMRA Park Office at 410-398-1246.

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