Green Beans Club Gets a Boost With GEBA Book Donation

book donation guildfordThe Nature Generation donated Green Earth Book Award winning books to Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia,  just in time for American Education Week! Read about their Green Beans Club and what they have accomplished…such as installing and maintaining outdoor classrooms, composting, and being a Virginia Naturally School…on their school website: Kudos to Mark Pankau, P.E. teacher and head of the Green Beans Club, principal David Stewart, and Resource Teacher Jennifer Davis!


We Need Your Vote! Please Take 30 Seconds to Help us Win $35K Video Contest!

shoot video contest logoYou can help us win $35,000 in services just by voting for the “I Am The Nature Generation” video we entered in the SHOOT. WIN. INSPIRE contest.  Please vote now at   You can vote once every day until November 30  to show your support for our programs that connect kids to nature and inspire them to face the challenges of the future. We are proud of the work we do, and of our “We Are The Nature Generation” video  and we hope you are too – please vote for us! The contest is sponsored PM+CO, a marketing firm that helps socially responsible organizations and companies maximize their positive impact in our world. Winners will win tailored services worth $35,000.


NatGen Bestows the McGranaghan Stewardship Award

david ward croppedNaten  bestowed the McGranaghan Stewardship Award to David Ward for his extraordinary efforts to protect the habitat at the Chapman DeMary trail and educate people about it.  David helped us on our The Trail to Water Quality project with his overall guidance and also took special interest in helping the our high school students prepare the plan that they ultimately presented to the town council.  Read more..


5 Year B-day Bash A Success!

trail b day bash oct 2014 026The five year anniversary celebration of the trail on October 25 was a hit!  More than 250 people, young and old, came out explore nature, learn about the flora and fauna on the trail, join nature themed activities like making pine cone bird feeders, taking a nature scavenger hunts and more!  Thanks to all our sponsors!


New Board Chairman

We are pleased to announce that The Nature Generation Board of Directors elected Ian Kline, President and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc., as Chairman.  Mr. Kline succeeds Peter Trick, who will continue to serve on the Executive Board.

“The Nature Generation is privileged to have Ian lead the organization and build upon our successes,” said President and Founder Amy Marasco Newton. “He has been an active member of our executive board for 10 years, and understands the challenges we face in teaching our next generation to be responsible environmental stewards.”

In his capacity at Cadmus, Kline champions “social good” missions, including the protection of the natural environment for government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues.

Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University, where he now serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.