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ENC Spring Art Show & Contest

ENC Spring Art Show & Contest

At the ENC’s 9th annual Spring Faire, children, ages 4-18, will have the opportunity to exhibit their art during the Children’s Art Show and Contest on May 4, 2014. This is an exciting event that only happens once a year and an excellent opportunity for children and young adults to create art with the theme,...
Enjoy a Taste of the OC at the ENC Spring Faire!

Enjoy a Taste of the OC at the ENC Spring Faire!

Indulge in the flavors of spring at the Taste of Orange County that will take place at the ENC’s 9th Annual Spring Faire! The Taste of Orange County will bring many of the local restaurants and caterers serving Orange County together to showcase their favorite menu items. Restaurants include Avanti Cafe, Kean Coffee, Sensitive Sweets,...
Summer is coming...  Summer Nature Camp, that is!

Summer is coming… Summer Nature Camp, that is!

On June 30, the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will begin its 37th year of Summer Nature Camp for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade! This year’s Summer Nature Camp is divided into eight week-long sessions. Weekly themes include Nature Play, Time Travelers, Time Travelers, Outdoor Creativity, Science Safari, Mad Science, Earth Heroes, Outdoor Adventure, and...
The Benefits of Nature Preschool Education

The Benefits of Nature Preschool Education

Debating whether your child will benefit from preschool? A new report confirms that early education is crucial to child development and influences children well into adulthood. Those who received early education are healthier adults in their 30s and 40s, with lower blood pressure and lower levels of obesity, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. Programs with...
ENC Sponsors Next Generation of Aerospace Leaders

ENC Sponsors Next Generation of Aerospace Leaders

Up, up, and away! The ENC sponsored a team to compete in the world’s largest rocket contest, the annual Team America Rocketry Challenge, alongside more than 700 teams and 7,000 students in 48 states. Over the last 8 months, the ENC team – consisting of four students in grades 7 to 12 – has been...
Campers will Spring into Nature Camp in April

Campers will Spring into Nature Camp in April

The ENC’s Spring Break Nature Camp is April 7-10.  Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade will explore themes including Mad Science, “Hurray for Spring!” Past, Present and Future, “Back in the Day…” and In the footsteps of John Muir. The ENC’s Nature Camp is an easy and safe way for children to get engaged in...
ENC Taste of OC Preview: Pie-Not

ENC Taste of OC Preview: Pie-Not

Orange County has long been home to a host of internationally inspired culinary options, but only recently has it offered its community authentic, gourmet Australian bakery items, handmade fresh daily using only the highest quality ingredients, including locally sourced meats and produce – thanks to the opening of Pie-Not in Costa Mesa. Driving this new...
ENC Taste of OC Preview:  Sensitive Sweets

ENC Taste of OC Preview: Sensitive Sweets

My name is Melanie and I am the proud mother of two wonderful little boys. Over the past couple of years I have spent countless hours creating recipes for my youngest son Bradley. Bradley was diagnosed with severe food allergies at about 9 months old. Prior to that he suffered from severe eczema and nothing...
3 Things you should know about Art

3 Things you should know about Art

by Sama Wareh, ENC Community Outreach Coordinator At some point in our life, someone told us that it was not right. The circle should be better drawn, the subject matter is not important, the animal doesn’t look like the real animal. Go back and find that exact moment, that exact moment that changed the course...
Need some balance in your life?

Need some balance in your life?

Yoga at the Nature Center is an answer. The Environmental Nature Center is a great place and a great way to reclaim or nurture a little balance in your life.  Visit the ENC to relax and strengthen with some basic to intermediate yoga techniques.  Yoga works on the body and mind and is suitable for...
Drought got you Down?  Try Native Plants!

Drought got you Down? Try Native Plants!

While part of the country is dealing with record-breaking winters, California is too. It’s true, we are officially in a drought. The last time California was in a drought like this was … well actually they’re saying this is our driest year on record. Governor Jerry Brown has officially announced this drought as an EMERGENCY....
Ahhhhhhhooooooooooo

Ahhhhhhhooooooooooo

Why do wolves howl? Howling is one of the many ways that wolves communicate.  Wolves howl to declare their territory, reunite pack members and as mourning call out to deceased individuals. My name is Skie Bender; I work at Wolf Haven International, a nonprofit sanctuary for captive-born wolves located in the small farming community of...
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