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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 »

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 »

Microscopic Worlds!

January 17, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

This winter, students in grades 3rd-5th have been exploring with Microscopes!  Students are viewing the world through different eyes.  After learning about the importance of microscopes and the different parts of the microscope, students have been viewing all sorts of nature!  They learned how to make their own slides and have been able to view… Read more »

The Hedgehog and The Ark: A holiday story from Irvine

December 18, 2017 - Latest

Once upon a time there was a big storm that caused flooding throughout the land. The animals and children searched for shelter from the rain. They found it in The Ark, where children and animals learned to live together peacefully. Similar stories appear in many cultures, from the Babylonians to modern Christians, Jews, and Muslims.… Read more »

Who Says You Can’t Explore Nature in the Winter??

December 17, 2017 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

The winter session of Eco-Explorers is just beginning and we have lots planned for our explorers!  Although the temperature is dropping and the snow is falling, there is still a lot to explore after school! K-2nd grade students are learning all about Natural Disasters this winter!  They will explore earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes and so much… Read more »

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 »

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 »