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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 »

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 »