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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 »

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 »

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 »

Business Volunteers Maryland GIVE Program at Irvine Nature Center!

November 5, 2013 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

This past weekend, BVU Maryland’s GIVE Program had their final project work day at Irvine Nature Center. The weather was perfect and the group completed a great project for Irvine’s Outdoor Classroom. They built a human-sized bird’s nest out of fence posts and Oriental Bittersweet. The project was two-fold: build a new component for the… Read more »

Jemicy’s Service Day – Irvine Nature Center

October 31, 2013 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

Jemicy’s Service Day required a lot of hard work from the students! They dug a deeper hole for the Outdoor Classroom’s sandbox (so small children have an easier time getting in!), removed some features of the Outdoor Classroom that were no longer needed, set-up chairs for one of their teacher’s wedding, removed invasive Stilt Grass,… Read more »

1st Annual Volunteer Day of Service: A Day to Give Back

September 11, 2013 - Irvine Volunteers, Latest

Irvine Nature Center held our 1st Annual Volunteer Day of Service: A Day to Give Back today! The Obama Administration deemed September 11th a National Day of Service & Remembrance and, in accordance, Irvine Nature Center staff and volunteers got outside and made a stunning impact! Staff and volunteers pulled weeds and spruced up the… 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 »