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Volunteer of the Month: April

April 1, 2019 -
Pam recently retired from teaching French at Gilman. Once Pam made an initial commitment to volunteer at Irvine, she went all in! She is now helping with the Nature Preschool, the front desk and taking on incredibly helpful projects with our Nature Store inventory. “Pam has jumped right in with the Osprey and Dragonfly preschool... Read more »

Winter Fun for Everyone!

March 17, 2019 -
The Winter Eco-Event was full of fun activities for Eco students and families alike! Animal encounters included turtles, opossums, and bearded dragons. Crafts included beaded snowflakes, puffy snowman painting, trail mix making, and more! Many explored Irvine's exhibit hall as well as the Vista Loop on a guided hike. The event ended with hot chocolate... Read more »

Wind, Solar, and Water, OH MY!

February 17, 2019 - Eco-Explorers

At Sinclair Lane, Eco-Explorers delve into the topic of renewable energy! Discussing the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, students learn how these resources can be used, their efficiency, and environmental footprint. During a wind experiment, students learned about wind energy, how to harness it, and practiced their own wind power. Students learned about… Read more »

Winter Wonderland!

January 17, 2019 - Eco-Explorers

The Eco-Explorers winter sessions have begun, and it has been a fun-filled snowy adventure! Students enjoyed the freshly fallen snow while also delving into exciting new themes, including Renewable Energy, Outer Space, and Nature Superheroes! Moon phase Oreos, animal encounters with our new Opossum, and exploring outside have been some of the few awesome activities… Read more »

Fall Fun!

December 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

Fall was full of fun for the Eco-Explorers club! In Fantastic Fossils, students learned about dinosaurs and performed many hands-on experiments and activities including fossil making, fizzy egg experiments, and more! Students enrolled in Habitats and Biomes learned about different habitats around the world and met some awesome animal ambassadors from Irvine! Students also had… Read more »

Explorers Coming to Irvine!

November 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

Sunday was a fun-filled day at Irvine! Eco-Explorers from all different schools came and visited our center for our Fall Eco Event. Eco-Leaders had so much fun connecting with past and present students and their families and showing them around Irvine! Among the fun were nature crafts to make and take home, animal encounters with… Read more »

Bringing it BACK!

September 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

It’s here! The school year has started up again and the Eco-Explorers afterschool club is back! Students at Garrison Forest school delved into the topic of Biodiversity, learning about different local plants and animals and how they work together in an ecosystem. On our Biodiversity hunt we discovered giant worms, millipedes, squirrels, mushrooms, and trees!… Read more »