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ENC presents 37th year of Summer Nature Camps 

Newport Beach, Calif., April 17, 2014 - On June 30, 2014, the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will begin its 37th year of Summer Nature Camp for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Read more HERE.


ENC presents 9th Annual Spring Faire & Butterfly House Opening

Newport Beach, Calif., April 8, 2014 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will present its 9th annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening on Sunday May 4th, 10AM to 3PM. The Faire will feature a Children’s Art Show and the “Taste of Orange County” with delicious food from local restaurants. Read more HERE.

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ENC presents “Trail of Beauty”, “After School Artists” and more in April

Newport Beach, Calif., March 19, 2014 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is presenting numerous programs in April that will provide the community with opportunities to spend time in Nature with friends, family, neighbors or even alone.  Read more HERE.

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ENC receives $25,000 Donation from Room & Board

Newport Beach, Calif., November 6, 2013 – The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) accepted a $25,000 donation from Room & Board South Coast Plaza on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the South Coast Plaza showroom. The donation will help support the ENC’s Environmental Education programs.  Read more HERE.

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OC Register: Fall Faire highlights wild, open space in Newport Beach

October 13, 2013 - Pumpkins, pony rides and a petting zoo drew about 3,000 people to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach on Sunday for its 33rd annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch. Also featured were children’s crafts, games and live-animal exhibits. Read more HERE.

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ENC Purchases Adjoining Property

Newport Beach, Calif., January 11, 2013 – The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) has purchased the property at 745 Dover Drive.  The ENC’s $10 million capital campaign to expand onto the adjacent 1.3 acre plot and build the community’s first nature preschool and nature play area is in full swing.  Read more HERE.

Meet our Experts:

Please contact Lori Whalen to schedule an interview with any of the following people:


Bo Glover, Executive Director

  • Sustainability
  • Non-profit Management
  • ENC History & General Info

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Lori Whalen, Education & Community Relations Director

  • Environmental Education
  • Volunteer Management

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Mike Swingholm, Grounds Manager

  • California Native Plants
  • Eagle Scout Projects

Alex Lane, Education Coordinator

  • Hands on Science Education
  • Curricula Development
  • California State and Common Core Standards Implementation

Sarah Fitzgerald, Facility Manager

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Event Coordination
  • Facility Rental

Sama Wareh, Outreach Coordinator

  • Outreach Programs
  • Traveling Naturalist
  • Art in Nature

More about Sama.