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First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time.

As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, Irvine has not only had to close our center and property, but also cancel all of our spring programs and activities. We are heartbroken that Irvine is unable to serve as a resource to you at this time in terms of having our trails open and offering our mission-critical environmental education programs. We will continue to follow State and CDC recommendations, and hope we can welcome you back soon.

In the meantime, Irvine will strive to bring the wonder of nature to you through social media outlets:

  • Please Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and IG for tips on exploring nature at home from the environmental education experts at Irvine;
  • Tag us and share how you and your family are enjoying the outdoors;
  • Check out our Nature Preschool YouTube channel for early childhood environmental education segments from our Nature Preschool teachers;
  • Tune into WYPR on Tuesdays at 4:44PM for our weekly segment on local flora and fauna (or check out hundreds of archived episodes);
  • Visit Irvine’s blog to stay up to date on exciting happenings at the Center.
  • Please revisit our website for future updates.

On behalf of the Trustees, staff and animal ambassadors at Irvine, we wish you well.

W. Brooks Paternotte
Executive Director

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