A Campfire and Bursting Buds

April 19, 2018 - Earth Friends, Preschool

4/10/18  Mid-Semester Campfire Celebration Today marked the (almost) half way point for our homeschool semester!  We started the day by meeting one of Irvine’s newest animal ambassadors, the Great Horned Owl.  Jenna, our animal care specialist, showed us the owl and we learned a lot about the owl and falconry!  Over the last few weeks… Read more »

Biomimicry: Burrs and Frogcicles

September 19, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Welcome to everyone!  Today was our first day of Earth Friends Biomimicry class!  It’s going to be a really exciting semester where we get the opportunity to explore all of Irvine’s ecosystems and learn about native plants and animals, some that have even inspired various types of technology and innovations.  Before we jumped into Biomimicry… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 12 Campfire

May 27, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was our last day of class.  It was bittersweet since we all had such a fantastic time this Spring and I wish it wasn’t the last day!  To celebrate all the fun we had, the nature exploration we did and the discoveries we made, we made a campfire, had some sweet treats and finished… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 6 and 7

April 25, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Week 6 Today was the day of our campfire party where we celebrated around a large campfire with campfire snacks like hot dogs, s’mores and roasted apples.  It was a great opportunity to mingle with the other homeschool group and also mark the half way point for homeschool.  Can’t believe it’s already half over!  We… Read more »

Living Wetlands Week 4

March 27, 2017 - Earth Friends, Preschool

Today was the first day of spring!  There was also still some snow on the ground from the snow storm that hit our area last week.  Because of the snow and muddy ground, it was a perfect day for looking for animal tracks, which we started right after our afternoon check-in circle and our plant… Read more »

Forest Dreamers Spotted Exploring Trails

September 8, 2016 - Preschool

  News Flash!!! There is a new program in town! The Forest Dreamers Program is Irvine’s new all outdoor immersion program! Forest Dreamers were spotted on the trails of Irvine’s property this past Tuesday and Thursday morning singing, building, racing, climbing and learning all about the great outdoors! How to spot a Forest Dreamer: 1.) Forest… Read more »