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July Volunteers of the Month

August 3, 2018 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

This summer, we have been so lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers giving their time, talents, and skills to Irvine. We’ve had so many outstanding helpers that when it came time to choose just one volunteer for the month of July, we couldn’t do it. So this month, we have not one but TWO… Read more »

Weekend Weed Warriors

July 16, 2018 - Irvine Volunteers

Now that summer is well underway, so is our weekend edition of Weed Warriors! This is a new volunteer group dedicated to managing the spread of invasive species throughout Irvine’s 210 acres. We have about a dozen volunteers dedicated to this growing team and are always looking for more to join. We meet on Tuesday… Read more »

Ending with a Splash!

June 15, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

As the Spring sessions of Eco-Explorers come to a close, students are getting ready for their long awaited summer vacation! Reflecting over the different themes and sessions this Spring, there are so many awesome memories that will stay with students through the summer. Students will remember meeting Irvine’s animal ambassadors such as the corn snake or… Read more »

Eco-Explorers Spring Event Fun!

May 17, 2018 -

On May 6th, Eco-Explorers students and their families made it out to Irvine for the Spring Eco Family Event! Those who attended were able to explore Irvine Nature Center in contrast to their normal afterschool setting. The event was filled with fun nature crafts, games, animal encounters, guided hikes, and of course S’mores by the… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Eco-Explorers in Action!

April 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

Now that Spring is here, Eco-Explorers is in high gear with new fun themes and activities! In Water, Water, Everywhere students delve in the chemistry of water through hands-on experiments and games. One activity includes boat making from recyclable materials to learn about density. Students had fun testing the strength of their boats with marbles!… Read more »

Springing into the New Season

March 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers

This winter, in Eco-Explorers, has been a cold one, but we still had a blast! Whether students were learning about natural disasters, biodiversity, or microscopic worlds, students remained engaged and active with fun activities, crafts, and experiments. As the days grow longer and warmer, students are ready and excited to transition into the Spring session… Read more »

The March 2018 Volunteer Of The Month Is…

March 12, 2018 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

Irvine’s Volunteer of the Month this month is none other than Gerry Galuardi! The staff at Irvine Nature Center is so grateful for the work that Gerry does here every week, no one more so than Wally Vait, Irvine’s sole staff Manager of Facilities. Wally nominated Gerry because “he’s doing a yeoman’s job. He’s extremely helpful and… Read more »

Project Clean Stream 2018

February 23, 2018 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

Do you love the Chesapeake Bay area as much as we do? The crabs! The boats! The boh’s! The beautiful springtime sun reflecting off the crystal clear water! Then join Irvine Nature Center for this year’s Project Clean Stream clean up event! We will be cleaning up the area surrounding Irvine on April 15, 2018… Read more »