Programs for Adult and Teens

Art in Nature

For centuries, nature with its ever-changing seasonal backdrop and infinite hues on its palette, has served as perhaps the greatest source of artistic inspiration and creativity. Whether with pen, brush, or camera in hand, learn to document the natural wonders around you and to express how nature speaks to you.  Explore how nature itself can be both the subject and the media of artistic expression.

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Health and Wellness

Wellness, Health and Community – this is what Irvine’s Health & Wellness in Nature programming offers. Come explore a variety of outdoor classes and workshops, all designed to leverage nature’s healing powers. Learn tools and practices to create resiliency, better habits, and novel ways to reconnect with nature and each other so that we feel stronger in both mind and body.

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Nature Exploration

Always wished to be better versed on local wildflowers, birdsongs, or insects that live in your garden? Now is the time to increase your fluency in ‘Speaking nature’; it has vocabulary all its own and terminology differences can be subtle. Immersing oneself in the careful study of a group of organisms can be calming, teach patience, and create greater awareness.

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Eat, Drink and Learn Speaker Series

Irvine’s signature Eat, Drink & Learn adult lecture series returns with 7 convenings, 7 guest experts from all over the Mid-Atlantic, sharing 7 presentations that will educate and inspire. With fascinating nature topics, you will not want to miss this year’s fabulous slate of expert speakers. Enjoy the camaraderie of sharing a specialty beverage and a sumptuous catered dinner with both old friends and new green-minded neighbors prior to each memorable educational program. Dinner, drinks, expert environmental educational and lively discussions – season packages and single tickets available soon!

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For community groups, companies, clubs, and senior centers.

Adult Nature Talks

Irvine’s Adult Nature Talks are perfect for groups. Schedule a class or presentation with one of the Environmental Educators at Irvine or we will come to you! Whether you are looking for a unique animal encounter for your next staff meeting or event or an enriching educational program at your garden club or senior center, Irvine will deliver a memorable program for your group.

Book Community Outreach Programs

BOOK WORMS: Irvine's Nature Book Club

Love to read? Love nature? Join a group of fellow book & nature enthusiasts for a monthly gathering at Irvine! Each month BOOK WORMS will gather to discuss a preselected book and enjoy refreshments and drinks (including beer & wine). BOOK WORMS will meet at various sites around the property, taking advantage of the seasonal splendor. (Indoors in inclement weather.) The goal is simple: Read, gather, share, connect. We hope you will join us! This is a 21+ event.