Journaling by the stream

Benefits of Learning in Nature

With education steering more and more towards learning through technology, it is crucial to be reminded why learning outside of a screen is beneficial for your child. Learning outside supports creativity and problem solving in children, enhances cognitive abilities, and improves academic performance. Studies in the US have shown strong progress in social studies, science,…

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Three Amazing locally native Succulents for your Garden!

Everyone loves succulents and the Environmental Nature Center will have three species of locally native succulents available for sale at our upcoming Native Plant sale on November 12!  These great species provide nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds, and do well in either a pot or in the ground. Here is more info about them: Fingertips (Dudleya…

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Featured Artisan: KnotSewKnitting

Julia Burnside of KnotSewKnitting has been an award winning professional seamstress for over 20 years.  Julia creates unique handmade bowties, as well as sewn, knitted, and crocheted accessories. Her work has received awards through numerous dance competitions as well as at the Orange County Fair. Her family business located in Newport Beach, California prides itself on…

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