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Ending with a Splash!

June 15, 2018 - Eco-Explorers, Latest

As the Spring sessions of Eco-Explorers come to a close, students are getting ready for their long awaited summer vacation! Reflecting over the different themes and sessions this Spring, there are so many awesome memories that will stay with students through the summer. Students will remember meeting Irvine’s animal ambassadors such as the corn snake or… Read more »

Eco-Explorers Spring Event Fun!

May 17, 2018 -

On May 6th, Eco-Explorers students and their families made it out to Irvine for the Spring Eco Family Event! Those who attended were able to explore Irvine Nature Center in contrast to their normal afterschool setting. The event was filled with fun nature crafts, games, animal encounters, guided hikes, and of course S’mores by the… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip: Nature Based Early Childhood Education

June 6, 2014 - Executive Director

Right now things are quiet here at Irvine Nature Center, but it must be the calm before the storm. Fortunately this storm is one of enthusiastic early childhood educators who will descend upon Irvine’s 116 acre campus for three days of lectures and workshops at our 3rd annual Nature Preschool Conference. We plan on hosting… Read more »

Constellation Energy at Irvine Nature Center!

April 21, 2014 - Irvine Volunteers

Constellation Energy and BGE employees came out to Irvine on April 8th during National Volunteer Week to volunteer their time! They collected trees to repair our Native American lean-to that had collapsed with all the winter snow and to repair our Native American garden fence that was falling over! They did an excellent job with… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – Invasives!

March 21, 2014 - Executive Director, Latest

I reached for the water bottle next to my bed a few nights ago to take a gulp of water before rolling over and going back to sleep. As the cool water passed over my lips I felt immediately that something was horribly wrong. My tongue sensed a solid where only liquid should be and my… Read more »

Project Clean Stream at Irvine Nature Center!

March 4, 2014 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

Project Clean Stream will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. – noon.  Join Irvine Nature Center to participate in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s PROJECT CLEAN STREAM on Saturday, April 5th! If you have a neighborhood stream, work at a school or office whose grounds are in need of some… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – Last Year’s Resolution

December 20, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

Many of us start thinking about resolutions as the New Year approaches, so I want to dedicate this week’s blog to that topic. We often resolve to lose weight, eat or drink less, quit smoking, or be better people. Sometimes we stick with these for a while, others are failures from conception. Last year I… Read more »

Boys’ Latin and Garrison Forest 8th Graders at Irvine!

December 12, 2013 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

The Boys’ Latin and Garrison Forest 8th graders visited Irvine Nature Center last week for a day of service! They were great sports while moving straw bales, pulling invasive Wineberry and moving some big rocks. Even though the summer berries are quite delicious, Wineberry is a non-native, invasive plant. Native to Japan, China, and Korea,… Read more »