Oh My Gourd, it’s a Creature of the Night!

October 27, 2016 - Forest Dreamers

  Happy late October! As this month wraps up, the Forest Dreamers have been feeling the inspirations of the season! We got up close and personal with some pumpkins, gourds, night dwelling animals and crispy fall leaves! On Tuesday, our imaginations created a ‘forest stew’ containing all of the strangest and yuckiest things we could think of!… Read more »

Hello Nature, Hello Friends

September 9, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool is back in session. It has been a magical week full of old friends, new faces, and discovering nature! This year the classes are different insects. We have the Bees, Crickets, Spiders, Dragonflies, Butterflies and Beetles. Each class spent time transitioning into new routines, hiking the trails and exploring the outdoor classroom! Outdoor… 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 »

Bats, Spiders, Webs, OH MY!

October 30, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

This week the Nature Preschool at Irvine was imagining the sounds of swooping wings in the night and the tickling touch of our favorite 8 legged, creepy crawly friends. The children helped us list what they know about spiders – which was a whole lot! We did more research through stories, games and hands-on activities!… Read more »

Week One, Fun In The Sun

September 11, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

School is back in session! The familiar sounds of scurrying preschool feet, sweet song tunes and bursting laughter have returned to Irvine Nature Center! This week the children spent time getting to know their teachers, their classroom and each other! During imagination stations we played with playdough, puzzles, mailed letters in the writing centers, and… Read more »