If you’ve read through our now-obsolete Spring edition of Understory, you may have seen that Irvine had partnered with the National Aquarium to be one of many ‘site sponsors’ for the International City Nature Challenge in late April. This program, in only its 5th year, is an incredible success story about the powers of technology… Read more »
If you’ve been able to get outside these past few days, you may have noticed something unusual: crisp, clean air! With much of the world currently ‘sheltering in place,’ levels of smog-producing greenhouse gases have plummeted and citizens world-wide are experiencing the best air quality in decades. In China, the Philippines, India, Switzerland, Spain,… Read more »
In keeping with the theme of natural connections . . . It wasn’t really until the 1970’s that ecologists started sounding the warning bell about the deleterious effects of rampant habitat fragmentation on American fauna and flora. As suburban sprawl extended further and further into natural areas, large expanses of forest and meadow became increasingly… Read more »
Today marks a bit of a milestone for me; I’ve officially survived my first quarter as Irvine’s new Director of Education. Who would’ve dreamed that so much would happen during Rob Mardiney’s first three months of retirement?!? Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a whole new world, with all of us more or less house-bound,… Read more »
Looking for fun things to do to combat COVID cabin fever? Ever thought of taking up birding? There’s no better place to be these days than outdoors in nature, and Irvine happens to be one of the best birding ‘hotspots’ in the Baltimore Metro area. And if you don’t mind spending just a little more… Read more »
Irvine Nature Center is pleased to award our Volunteer of the Month Award to Bryan Feyock, one of our dedicated and passionate Animal Care volunteers.
Irvine Nature Center and its award-winning Nature Preschool are pleased to announce the creation of The Nature Preschool Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This exciting program will provide greater access to Irvine’s innovative nature-based preschool for families across our region. A generous gift made by an individual donor made Irvine’s new Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program… Read more »
Irvine Nature Center is thrilled to announce that Harry Holt is our January 2020 Volunteer of the Month!
Exciting explorations, awesome adventures, and delightful discoveries await your child at Irvine Nature Center’s Summer Nature Camp! Irvine specializes in curating camps for curious kids. Whether your child is a budding ecologist, future veterinarian, or an outdoor explorer, Summer Nature Camp offers a unique experience. With over 20 brand new camp themes to choose from… Read more »
With the help of family, friends, staff, Board Members, volunteers, elected officials, and supporters we managed to throw our outgoing Director of Education, Rob Mardiney, a surprise holiday retirement party that was truly surprising.