As the autumn sunlight dwindles, we turn our thoughts to the night. Students explore how nocturnal animals are adpated to life under the cover of darkness. The resident opossum made a guest… Read more »
We discovered the amazing habits of crows and their behavior in fall. We also thought about the relationship between farmers and crows with scarecrow-making. Notice all the play opportunity and… Read more »
We continued to examine nature’s bounty in fall. We considered all the foods that are harvested from farms as well as the hard work farmers do to harvest this food.
From seed to vine we examined pumpkins and other fall fruits. We visited a pumpkin patch, too! Children loved pumpkin bowling, dissecting gourds, floating the fruits in water, and experimenting… Read more »
We explored fall seeds this week – it was NUTS! We discovered the creatures that rely on acorns, hickory and walnuts as they prepare for winter. We loved playing squirrel… Read more »
As the forest bustles with fall changes, we turn our thoughts to what trees do in autumn. Some of our favorite tree investigations this week included acorn and leaf printing, rubbings made on… Read more »
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… Read more »
What is a community? What jobs do people and animals do in a community? Children learned all about communities at Irvine Nature Center – on the trails, in the classroom,… Read more »
We reveled this week as we watched summer turn to fall right before our eyes! We continued caring for our monarch caterpillars to help prepare them for their big metamorphosis… Read more »
Our students are back for another wonderful year at The Nature Preschool! This week was all about making friends and learning the trail. See what we were up to!