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A Natural Connection- Irvine’s Blog

April 1, 2020 - Latest, Naturalist's Notes

Today marks a bit of a milestone for me; I’ve officially survived my first quarter as Irvine’s new Director of Education.  Who would’ve dreamed that so much would happen during Rob Mardiney’s first three months of retirement?!?  Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a whole new world, with all of us more or less house-bound,… Read more »


February 10, 2020 - Latest, Preschool

Irvine Nature Center and its award-winning Nature Preschool are pleased to announce the creation of The Nature Preschool Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This exciting program will provide greater access to Irvine’s innovative nature-based preschool for families across our region. A generous gift made by an individual donor made Irvine’s new Woodpecker Tuition Assistance Program… Read more »

A Summer of Exploration & Excitement…Plus Discounts

January 1, 2020 - Latest

Exciting explorations, awesome adventures, and delightful discoveries await your child at Irvine Nature Center’s Summer Nature Camp! Irvine specializes in curating camps for curious kids. Whether your child is a budding ecologist, future veterinarian, or an outdoor explorer, Summer Nature Camp offers a unique experience. With over 20 brand new camp themes to choose from… Read more »

Farewell But Not Goodbye

December 5, 2019 - Latest

With the help of family, friends, staff, Board Members, volunteers, elected officials, and supporters we managed to throw our outgoing Director of Education, Rob Mardiney, a surprise holiday retirement party that was truly surprising.

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 »