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Family Events & Outings

Down on the Farm

October 5, 2013 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

As we discover cycles and seasons in wild habitats at Irvine Nature Center, we are also thrilled to partner with Pearlstone Center farm to learn about agricultural cycles. This week the children searched for signs of fall both in the woods and down on the farm. See how we milked goats, harvested potatoes and sorted… Read more »

Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds – Oh My!

October 12, 2012 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

[slideshow] This Week’s Adventures: Fall is full of fruits such as pumpkins, apples and gourds. We did some hands-on picking, patting and tasting to learn about them! Favorite Activities: We did an apple taste test to see which color apples each child prefers and graphed our preferences with apples the children colored. We also counted and compared the… Read more »

Starry Night Magic

October 22, 2011 - Family Events & Outings, Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about the magic of moonlit nights when nocturnal animals are on the prowl. And to top it off, we had our field trip to the pumpkin patch! (Perhaps some of those pumpkins will become jack-o-lanterns to make the night glow?) Favorite Activities: We discovered the many shapes a moon can… Read more »