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Get Outside!

November 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

As our 1st session of Eco-Explorers comes to an end, it is a great time to look back over a fantastic fall!  Over 20 schools participated in Eco-Explorers this fall, reaching over 200 students.  We spent our afternoons solving science mysteries and learning outdoor survival skills.  Each morning we woke up to beautiful scenery captured… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- November 2017!

November 1, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

November’s Volunteer of the Month is the great Megan Frey! Megan Frey is an incredible volunteer who is a part of Irvine’s newest partnership with Carroll County Public Schools Career Connections program. She has volunteered at Irvine as our Photography Intern this fall. Irvine’s Manager of Marketing and Communication Makenzie Sterrett said, “Megan has been… Read more »

Nature Photographers!

October 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

This fall we have introduced our Nature Photography morning session!  Students at Sparks, West Towson and Hampton Elementary have become Nature Photographers.  Each week the students are introduced to a new photography term or skill and then spend time practicing that skill.  Before school has proven to be a great time for photography and the… Read more »

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

October 13, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

With a 360 degree view, the Eastern Box Turtle exhibit is possibly the most immersive animal exhibit at Irvine. Three turtles call the exhibit home and can be found wondering around the edge, hiding under logs, or taking a bath in the pond. These three female Box Turtles have been at Irvine for well over… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- October 2017!

September 30, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

October’s Volunteer of the Month is the awesome Ben Fertig! Ben Fertig is an incredible volunteer who has volunteered in many areas of Irvine including as a Volunteer Naturalist, Butterfly House Intern, Facilities & Maintenance volunteer, and so much more. Irvine’s Manager of Public Programs/Naturalist John Tapscott said, “Ben Fertig…he does everything and he wants… Read more »

Bye Bye Butterfly!

September 20, 2017 - Animal House, Latest

Bye Bye Butterfly! With fall quickly approaching, the butterflies are getting ready to bear the winter and Irvine’s butterfly house is following suit. Irvine’s first year of running a completely catch and release butterfly house was a huge success! Visitors could see totally native butterflies drinking nectar from native plants, see caterpillars munching away on… Read more »

Program Spotlight- Day Off Camps

September 18, 2017 - Programs

DAY OFF CAMPS AT IRVINE Looking for something for your little nature enthusiast when school’s out but you still have to work? Get them outdoors and into nature with Day Off Camps at Irvine Nature Center! Kids meet animals, explore the trails at Irvine and engage in interactive and hands-on nature exploration. https://www.explorenature.org/public-programs/day-off-camps/ Ages: 5 –… Read more »

Volunteer of the Month- September 2017!

September 1, 2017 - Irvine Volunteers

September’s Volunteer of the Month is the incredible Adam Powell! Adam Powell is a wonderful volunteer who has volunteered in many areas of Irvine including as a Youth Program Leader (YPL) at Irvine’s Summer Nature Camp and as an Animal Care Volunteer. Irvine’s Animal Care & Exhibits Coordinator, Jenna Krebs said, “Adam has been a… Read more »