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Introducing: Irvine Nature Navigators!

November 13, 2019 - Latest, Support Irvine

Whether you’ve been engaged with Irvine for a long time or just recently became involved as a visitor or participant in one of our educational programs, we invite you to become part of the Irvine Nature Navigators, a new community of members supporting our mission to educate and inspire through nature. To become an Irvine… Read more »

Irvine Nature Center Welcomes Brian Rollfinke as Director of Education

October 11, 2019 - Latest

Irvine Nature Center is pleased to announce a new hire for the nonprofit’s Education Team; Brian Rollfinke joins the organization as Director of Education. Rollfinke comes to Irvine Nature Center after over thirty years of teaching at Friends School of Baltimore where he instructed students in Pre-Algebra and Algebra; he also served as the Coordinator… Read more »

Join Us For Hoot’s Halloween Party on October 19th!

October 2, 2019 - Events, Latest

Spend your Sunday, October 19th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Irvine’s mascot, Hoot the Owl, celebrating the boo-tiful season. A new event this year, Hoot’s Halloween will be the perfect weekend opportunity to try out those Halloween costumes before the big day. Irvine’s Naturalists have lots of fun activities planned including party games, hands-on nature… Read more »

Pumpkinfest Returns To Irvine on October 12th!

September 27, 2019 - Events, Latest

Fall is here and the staff at Irvine Nature Center are excited to celebrate our 35th annual Pumpkinfest Fall Family Celebration on Saturday, October 12th from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We’re partnering with the Baltimore Ravens to make this year’s Pumpkinfest extra-fun. It’s one of our favorite events of the year and we hope that you… Read more »

Irvine Nature Center Receives BG&E Green Grant

September 27, 2019 - Latest

Without the support of our corporate partners like BG&E, Irvine couldn’t do the work we do every day. Generous, community-focused grants help Irvine bring environmental education to more children and families, develop new programs, and protect more land.

Monarch Butterfly Release

September 15, 2019 - Latest, Preschool

Students from Irvine’s Nature Preschool and Earth Friends Homeschool Program assisted Ms. Jenna with a monarch butterfly tagging and release outside the Exhibit Hall. 

School’s Out for the Summer!

June 17, 2019 -

Eco-Explorers ended the year with many fun adventures! Whether it was exploring the woods, playing fun games, or animal encounters, Eco-Explorers ended the Spring sessions with loads of memories and fun! We look forward to next year’s sessions! Have a good summer break everyone, and don’t forget to come and visit us at Irvine!

Cleaning it Up!

May 20, 2019 -

Eco-Explorers had the opportunity to participate in Project Clean Stream, an initiative that helps keep trash out of our local streams and waterways. With gloves and a trash bag, students walked around their school properties picking up various kinds of trash. Students were excited to collect and see how many different kinds they could find!… Read more »

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 »