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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...
Calling all Picassos!

Calling all Picassos!

Calling all Picassos! Students ages 9 to 12 are invited to join in the fun at the next After School Artist: Color Workshop on June 26th, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Come learn some basic color techniques from Raymond Otis, the Artist Laureate of Newport Beach. The class will offer a great art lesson for beginners, as...
Teen volunteers wanted as "Leaders in Training"!

Teen volunteers wanted as “Leaders in Training”!

The Environmental Nature Center is still accepting applications for Leaders in Training for this Summer’s Nature Camp. If you enjoy working with children and are interested in gaining more experience doing so, apply now! Previously referred to as Junior Naturalists, Leaders In Training will volunteer at Nature Camp this summer to work and interact with...
Native Milkweed Plants Can Save Monarch Population

Native Milkweed Plants Can Save Monarch Population

Every November, 33 million monarch butterflies migrate up to 2,800 miles to Mexico for their winter hibernation, escaping the freezing winter temperatures in the United States. For several months, they’ll take shelter in oyamel fir trees, returning to the very same tree every year. However, in recent years, scientists have noticed the monarch population to...
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