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Sensational Seasons – Exploring and Appreciating Nature All Times of the Year

March 3, 2017 - Field Trips

By Haley Schanne, 2016-2017 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member Even as the seasons change, there are always new things to explore at Irvine Nature Center. This past fall, hundreds of school children got to spend many fun-filled mornings appreciating and observing the signs of the season. Getting outside is just the beginning! Students participated in numerous… Read more »

Monthly Green Tip – Composting

December 1, 2014 - Executive Director

While standing next to my compost pile this past weekend a friend remarked, “That’s some good looking dirt coming out of there.” And I could not agree more. Since starting my pile, I have routinely added kitchen scraps like egg shells, unused parts of fruits and veggies, and coffee grounds along with leaves, chicken and… Read more »

Family Volunteer Day

November 29, 2014 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 families came out to Irvine Nature Center to celebrate National Family Volunteer Day. Volunteers made new hopscotch tiles for Irvine’s Outdoor Classroom, decorated tic-tac-toe rocks for our Kids Corner and future Family Game Nights, strung tree cookie necklaces for Nature Birthday Parties and constructed a Recycled Bottle Water Play Board… 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 »