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Program Spotlight- So long to Summer Camp Series

August 18, 2017 - Latest, Programs

  Celebrate the last week of summer by exploring nature at Irvine! This camp series includes nature scavenger hunts, games, animal encounters, nature hikes and more! Sign up for one day or the whole series. Each day is a new adventure! Per session: $75 members, $85 non-members Aftercare 4 – 6 p.m.… Read more »

Summer Fun at Sparks!

July 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers

The Eco-Explorers Summer Session at Sparks Elementary was a huge success once again! We started our week hiking the beautiful trails and getting muddy in the stream. Along our hikes, we observed honey bees and butterflies buzzing around collecting nectar. We found milkweed, learned about Monarch Butterflies, and caught insects with our nets! At the… Read more »

Who’s Awake?

July 10, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

Looking carefully into the last mew of the aviary, you may be able to get a glimpse of our newest animal ambassador – a Great Horned Owl! Our Great Horned Owl has finally arrived and has been settling in nicely! This owl has quite the backstory. As a chick, a predator raided the nest, but luckily,… Read more »


July 5, 2017 -

By Haley Schanne, 2016-2017 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member What time is it? Summertime! Schools are out for the summer break, but that doesn’t mean our school field trip program is taking a vacation! This time of year is the perfect time to observe all the beautiful flora of Maryland, and that fun doesn’t have to… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- July!

July 1, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

July’s Volunteer of the Month is the incredible Kevin Martins! Kevin is an amazing volunteer who works for Microsoft and volunteers with our IT department. Kevin works behind-the-scenes to make sure all our equipment works correctly and has helped tremendously in our major transition to Microsoft 365. Irvine’s Director of Operations, Courtney Sagal, said, “Kevin is going above and… Read more »

Students love Eco-Explorers because…

June 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

With summer break starting, our after-school club will be taking a short break. Not to worry, Eco-Explorers will be on the road this summer traveling to Sparks Elementary to lead two, week-long sessions!  Check back next month to see how our first week of summer Eco-Explorers went! Before saying goodbye to our Explorers, we asked them… Read more »

Summer Nature Camp

June 9, 2017 - Programs

School is almost over and its time to sign up for Summer Camp! There are more than 40 sessions with trail walks, science experiments, nature games and crafts, and encounters with animals! Overnights and daytime aftercare are available with some sessions. All camp sessions are designed by educators, feature small group sizes and are perfect… Read more »