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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 »

Weekly Green Tip – Help a Friend in Need

September 26, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

Last year it was Sandy devastating the Northeast and now it is flooding in Colorado.  It is a simple fact in our globalized society that we witness these events in real time and full color and can respond nearly as quickly from great distances.  I can recall after a recent super-cell storm here in Baltimore… Read more »

Weekly Green Tip – 9/11/13 Day of Service

September 12, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

Yesterday at Irvine we took advantage of President Obama’s call to service and organized a small but enthusiastic group to do some work on some of Irvine’s 116 acres.  After a quick breakfast of coffee, juice, and yogurt, we received our instructions from Emily, our new volunteer group coordinator.  Divided into groups and assigned tasks,… 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 »

Irvine Nature Center’s New Group Project Coordinator!

August 10, 2013 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

My name is Emily Stransky and I am Irvine’s new Group Project Coordinator! I am so excited to be starting at Irvine and can’t wait to begin working with groups to improve the facilities and grounds. I graduated from University of Maryland in May of 2012 with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy and… Read more »

Brooks’s Nature Reading List

July 25, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

In no particular order, here are some of the books I have read recently with the common themes of nature, the outdoors, exercise, neurology, and environmental education.  Just click on the title and author(s) for a link to more information.  Please feel free to post comments about these titles or make suggestions of others.  Thanks… Read more »

Link to Midday with Dan Rodricks and Great Nature Escapes

July 25, 2013 - Executive Director, Latest

In case you missed the show last week, here’s a link to a podcast of the interview with me and Rona.  I have also copied below a list of great places in the area to visit. Great Nature Escapes Irvine Nature Center;  11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills Baltimore Co. 116 acres; six… Read more »