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Press Release: ENC presents Winter Nature Camp
November 24, 2015 — The ENC will present Winter Camp in two sessions, on December 21, 22 & 23 and 28, 29 & 30. Campers will participate in educational, age appropriate, hands-on activities each day while broadening their knowledge and appreciation for the natural world. Read the entire release.
Press Release: ENC Hosts Artisan Marketplace
November 19, 2015 — The ENC will host the second annual Artisan Marketplace on December 6, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. Fifty local artisans will display a variety of handmade, eco-friendly, sustainable gifts just in time for the Holidays. Products include a variety of handmade jewelry, edibles, ceramics, candles, soaps, and more. Read the entire release.
Daily Pilot: Nature Center Plans Preschool
October 28, 2015 — The Environmental Nature Center plans to construct a nature based preschool on its five-acre campus in Newport Beach. The center, founded in 1972, offers field trip programs and nature camps during school breaks to students in kindergarten through high school. Read the entire article.
Stag Bar Hosts Fundraiser for ENC Nature Preschool
Newport Beach, Calif., October 27, 2015 — The Alumni Collective, a group of philanthropic Newport Harbor High School alumni, is hosting a fundraiser supporting the Environmental Nature Center on Wednesday, November 18th from 6PM at the historic Stag Bar + Kitchen. 100% of the food and drink sales will be donated to the ENC. Read the entire release.
ENC Nature Preschool Earns Citation Award
September 30, 2015 – The American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter (AIAOCC) honored the ENC’s Nature Preschool with a citation award on Thursday, September 17th. The preschool is being designed by LPA Inc. and managed by Griffin Structures. Read the entire release.
Daily Pilot: Newport alumni group turns focus to nature center
July 10, 2015 – Arthur Jeppe remembers the times he and his former Newport Harbor High School classmates would go to the Environmental Nature Center and dig into the dirt, searching for bugs. … Read the entire article.
Girl Scout Troop Donates Portion of Cookie Sales to Environmental Nature Center
May 26, 2015 – On May 29 at 4:30PM, Carden Academy Girl Scout Troop #3367 will hand deliver a donation check to Environmental Nature Center (ENC) Executive Director Bo Glover. Read the entire release.
OC Register: Environmental Nature Center Hosts Spring Faire
May 4, 2015 – Thousands of people arrived at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach Sunday for the 10th annual Spring Faire. Read the whole article.
Project Refined Life: Spring Faire is Almost Here!
April 26, 2015 – We are just one week away for the ENC’s Spring Faire & Butterfly House Opening!… There is also a native plant sale that will take place with plenty of plants that will attract butterflies and birds to your yard. Read the whole article.
SoCalWild.com: First SoCal Nature Center Preschool Coming Soon
April 27, 2015 – Imagine a preschool where youngsters will learn their ABC’s and 123’s among the birds and the trees – that’s the theory behind the first ever pre-K program in Southern California to be established at a nature center. Read the whole article.
KUCI Ask a Leader: Dirty Lessons at the ENC
March 24, 2015 – Executive Director of the Environmental Nature Center, Bo Glover, launches plans for the Center’s new preschool, scheduled to start in January 2017. The curriculum will offer an alternative to sanitized early learning lessons in the burbs. Listen to the Interview (starts at about 37 minutes in).
OC Register: O.C. group is helping kids learn lost art of enjoying nature
April 3, 2015 – Remember the joy of digging your tiny fingers into soft dirt and imagining you were a jungle explorer? Or the freedom of climbing a tree in your yard to survey your little corner of the world from a lofty perch? Read more.
Newport Beach Independent: ENC Receives $1-million Donation
March 24, 2015 – The Environmental Nature Center Nature Preschool Campaign has received a $1 million donation from a local philanthropist, and the anonymous donor has pledged another $3 million in matching challenge funds. Read more.
OC Register: Newport Beach’s ENC gets $1-million Donation for Preschool
March 19, 2015 – An anonymous donation and fund-matching challenge have pushed Newport Beach’s Environmental Nature Center past the halfway point in its $10 million fund-raising campaign to build a nature preschool. – By Megan Nicolai Read more.
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Year Founded: 1972
Executive Director: Bo Glover
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