Irvine offers a variety of environmental education programs for students and teachers, including field trips, classroom outreaches and teacher professional development.
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In an effort to leverage our resources and reach ever more students, in 1989 Irvine offered its first Teacher Workshop. Today, Irvine offers many different professional development workshops for all levels of teachers to help integrate environmental education and outdoor learning into the curriculum. Learn more
In addition to field trips, home school groups can work with Irvine to arrange programs tailored to their science curriculum. Earth Friends is designed to connect children with nature. We develop a foundation of skills for children ages 5-12 years old through interdisciplinary studies. We promote respect for nature and each other through a nurturing, student-centered environment. Hikes, live animal encounters and open-ended wild nature play are integral to our learning each day.