Our Mission

Irvine is an environmental education organization. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature.

At Irvine, we guide learning.
We live green.
We foster respect.
And we thrive outdoors.

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Our History

Irvine Nature Center was founded in 1975 in an old barn at St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Md. Today, Irvine is the only private, non-profit nature center in the region. We owe our existence to Olivia Irvine Dodge, our generous founder, who recognized the importance of preserving ecologically significant places and providing environmental education for children.
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Rent for Your Next Event

Irvine Nature Center is an amazing, green setting for your next wedding, business meeting, corporate or social event.
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Get Involved

Become a Member!

Purchase a membership here to help Irvine stay green and free!

Donate Today!

With just a click of your mouse, you can inspire the next generation of the earth’s caretakers, assist reforestation efforts in Baltimore County and help the environment. Irvine’s impact would be impossible without the kind support of our donors.

Volunteer with Us!

Both Irvine’s on-site and outreach field trip programs depend on volunteers to bring these high quality hands-on nature activities to students in and around Baltimore.