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Mud pie kitchen

June 11, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

This weekend, Irvine’s annual Nature Preschool Conference attracted over 100 educators from across the country. Saturday, after a fun day of programming, a group of volunteers stayed into the evening to participate in a service project- constructing a Mud Pie Kitchen! The kitchen, which will live in Irvine’s Outdoor Classroom, is made completely of reused… Read more »

Calvert School at Irvine

May 18, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

This spring, students from Calvert School participated in a service-learning project at Irvine. At 5 and 6 years-old, these 62 students were some of Irvine’s youngest volunteers! Students learned about what flowers need to grow, different methods of seed dispersal, and what it means when a plant is called “native.” Students harvested the seed pods… Read more »

Air Force at Irvine!

May 11, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

Last week, a group of 8 volunteers from the Air Force visited Irvine to help out with two important projects. Four volunteers worked on relocating the sand play area in the Outdoor Classroom. The feature consists of two sand boxes (made from re-purposed horse troughs) and is used frequently by Irvine’s preschool students and visiting… Read more »

Jayson Harvey’s Eagle Scout project

May 5, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

If you’ve ever walked the seasonal trails at Irvine, you’ve probably noticed several portions that get quite muddy and are only accessible via boardwalks. This spring, scout Jayson Alexander Harvey of Troop #970 took on the challenge of constructing four new boardwalk planks for his Eagle Scout project! Jayson worked with Irvine Naturalist Steve Mickletz… Read more »

Friends School of Baltimore

April 21, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

This Friday, 18 students and 2 teachers from the Friends School of Baltimore came out to Irvine to volunteer in our reforestation area. Friends’ Middle School has been a long-time partner of Irvine, and Friends students actually helped with initial plantings in the reforestation area several years ago! The reforestation area was looking a little… Read more »

WPM Clean Up!

April 12, 2015 - Irvine Volunteers

Each spring, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosts Project Clean Stream, an initiative for residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to get out in their neighborhoods, parks, or workplaces to pick up trash! This Friday, employees from WPM Real Estate Management kicked off Irvine’s Project Clean Stream weekend by cleaning up the retention pond in their… Read more »