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The Hedgehog and The Ark: A holiday story from Irvine

December 18, 2017 - Latest

Once upon a time there was a big storm that caused flooding throughout the land. The animals and children searched for shelter from the rain. They found it in The Ark, where children and animals learned to live together peacefully. Similar stories appear in many cultures, from the Babylonians to modern Christians, Jews, and Muslims.… Read more »

Who Says You Can’t Explore Nature in the Winter??

December 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

The winter session of Eco-Explorers is just beginning and we have lots planned for our explorers!  Although the temperature is dropping and the snow is falling, there is still a lot to explore after school! K-2nd grade students are learning all about Natural Disasters this winter!  They will explore earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes and so much… Read more »

Get Outside!

November 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

As our 1st session of Eco-Explorers comes to an end, it is a great time to look back over a fantastic fall!  Over 20 schools participated in Eco-Explorers this fall, reaching over 200 students.  We spent our afternoons solving science mysteries and learning outdoor survival skills.  Each morning we woke up to beautiful scenery captured… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- November 2017!

November 1, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

November’s Volunteer of the Month is the great Megan Frey! Megan Frey is an incredible volunteer who is a part of Irvine’s newest partnership with Carroll County Public Schools Career Connections program. She has volunteered at Irvine as our Photography Intern this fall. Irvine’s Manager of Marketing and Communication Makenzie Sterrett said, “Megan has been… Read more »

Nature Photographers!

October 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

This fall we have introduced our Nature Photography morning session!  Students at Sparks, West Towson and Hampton Elementary have become Nature Photographers.  Each week the students are introduced to a new photography term or skill and then spend time practicing that skill.  Before school has proven to be a great time for photography and the… Read more »

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

October 13, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

With a 360 degree view, the Eastern Box Turtle exhibit is possibly the most immersive animal exhibit at Irvine. Three turtles call the exhibit home and can be found wondering around the edge, hiding under logs, or taking a bath in the pond. These three female Box Turtles have been at Irvine for well over… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- October 2017!

September 30, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

October’s Volunteer of the Month is the awesome Ben Fertig! Ben Fertig is an incredible volunteer who has volunteered in many areas of Irvine including as a Volunteer Naturalist, Butterfly House Intern, Facilities & Maintenance volunteer, and so much more. Irvine’s Manager of Public Programs/Naturalist John Tapscott said, “Ben Fertig…he does everything and he wants… Read more »