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ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch is Sunday!

ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch is Sunday!

Get ready for the 40th annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch at the ENC.  If you like pumpkins, food, face painting, games, live animals, or arts and crafts, then make sure to make your way to the Environmental Nature Center with your family and friends. The Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch is an ENC tradition...
Family Yoga at the Environmental Nature Center

Family Yoga at the Environmental Nature Center

Sitting in the Redwoods at the ENC.  Listening to the birds.  Smelling the trees, the decaying plants and the earth.  Feeling the coolness of space on my skin. For a moment, I forget what I’m doing and enjoy just being here. I look at the faces in front of me; all ages, sizes, and shapes,...
Why the ENC promotes the use of locally Native Plants

Why the ENC promotes the use of locally Native Plants

Invasive non-native organisms are one of the greatest threats to natural ecosystems. They can displace native plant and animal species and degrade our nation’s unique and diverse biological resources. You can do your part to help preserve our environment with the addition of locally native plants to your garden. If you live in Orange County...
High School Students Explore Green Careers at the ENC

High School Students Explore Green Careers at the ENC

Vital Link teams up with green industry professionals at the ENC to inspire students in the first LEED Platinum building in OC. The Environmental Nature Center’s state-of-the-art Platinum LEED learning facility will host Exploring Green Careers, presented by Vital Link and the Fullerton Union High School District G-Cademy, on October 14, from 9AM to 1:30PM. Students...
ENC Wins "Most Sustainable NGO" Award from USGBC

ENC Wins “Most Sustainable NGO” Award from USGBC

          The Orange County Chapter of the US Green Building Council honored and celebrated organizations and people leading the way in sustainability at the 2014 Eco Awards. The “Most Sustainable NGO” Eco Award was presented to the Environmental Nature Center! More quotes from the judges: “The Environmental Nature Center is a...
Taste the OC at the ENC's Fall Faire!

Taste the OC at the ENC’s Fall Faire!

There are so many reasons to eat at local restaurants: 1. Local independent restaurants often give back to their community. 2. Local independent restaurants keep our money circulating within the community. 3. Food is fresh since it is sourced from a nearby place. 4. Environmentally speaking, there is less distance for food to travel to the restaurant....
Membership has its privileges...

Membership has its privileges…

The Taste of Twilight, the Environmental Nature Center’s highly anticipated complimentary membership dinner, is right around the corner! Join us on November 7th for a fun filled night of activities, music, and more at this annual member appreciation event. The evening will begin with fun nocturnal nature activities. “I’m especially excited about the activities this...
Why the ENC does not condone the use of shells in arts, crafts, jewelry, etc.

Why the ENC does not condone the use of shells in arts, crafts, jewelry, etc.

Every year, millions of seahorses, sea stars, shellfish, corals, and other marine animals are collected alive and dried as souvenirs. Taking shells from the beach also disrupts the aquatic ecosystem. Left in place these “shells” provide homes for some animals like hermit crabs, shelter for small fish, and are used in the nests of some...
Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

Are you concerned about the earth and people who live on it? Socially responsible investing, also known as ethical, sustainable, or green investing, is a type of investing that focuses on ideas such as environmental sustainability and alternative energy. Not only does socially responsible investing have the potential to result in a return on your...
Calling all Artisans!

Calling all Artisans!

Do you create something? Food? Handmade goods? Fine art? Music? Consider being a vendor at the ENC’s Artisan Marketplace on December 7, 2014! This holiday season the ENC is holding the Artisan Marketplace, where guests can walk the trails to shop for handmade gifts from local artisans offering a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable products. The...
What do the ENC Naturalists Like Most About Summer Camp?

What do the ENC Naturalists Like Most About Summer Camp?

The ENC Staff were asked what they were most looking forward to when Nature Camp starts next week.  This is what they said: Lori: Summer Camp time is my favorite part of the year! I love that our campers are able to spend time in Nature all day, for days at a time – it...
Local Student's Naturalist Career Shadow Project a Success!

Local Student’s Naturalist Career Shadow Project a Success!

Interested in learning what it’s like to be a Naturalist at the ENC? Sara Wong loved her career shadow experience with the ENC, where she worked with our Naturalists after school for her middle school’s Science Fair. Sara’s project, entitled “The Environment Is Where We All Meet”, documented her experience, as she learned about the...
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