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A Camp Out for the Books!

June 29, 2015 - Latest, Urban Education

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School has overcome many obstacles in their journey towards Green School Certification. Through burnt down play grounds to stolen green features, this school has not had an easy ride. Nicole Hare, Green Team Leader, pulled it all together! Through the help of her fellow faculty members, students, and Green Team they succeeded… Read more »

John Ruhrah Working Towards Maryland Green School Certification

March 20, 2015 - Latest, Urban Education

What does is take to be “Green”?  John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School has partnered with Irvine for the past two years working towards the MAEOE Green School Certification. The Maryland Green School Program is a holistic, integrated approach to authentic learning that incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – The Nature Preschool at Irvine

September 6, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

Would you like to know how to instill a lifelong love of the outdoors and an appreciation for nature in your young child? Look no further than The Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center. I had the privilege of welcoming new and returning parents and their children to our preschool orientation today, and the enthusiasm… Read more »