Living Wetlands Week 2

March 8, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Last week we had a blast learning about the maple sugaring process and this week was our first official class on wetlands!  Wetlands are critical habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species and here at Irvine we are incredibly lucky to have a few different types of wetlands.  We have year round… Read more »

Living Off of The Land Week 9

November 22, 2016 - Earth Friends

Although we normally start with a check in circle, it is more important to read the energy of the group to decide what to do. Thusly, we decided not to have one. It was a great way to bring up the concept of ruts both in the human world and the deer world. A rut… Read more »

Nature’s Sweet Sounds

September 30, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

We Forest Dreamers love action, excitement and adventure! Last week we started taking closer looks at the native and non native plants of Irvine. This week, we took a closer listen to the forest. We took a silent walk down the trails-but don’t think we weren’t communicating… we used different ways of ‘talking’ other than our voices! We… Read more »

It’s Snowtime!

January 30, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

“One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.” -Susan Orlean This couldn’t be more true this week here at the Nature Preschool. The children’s excitement to explore the snow was infectious! Parents, teachers, and visitors all stopped for a moment to watch… Read more »