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Nature Resources

Nearby Natural Areas:

We’ve compiled a list of places for you to explore, below! You can learn more about our scheduled programs HERE, and sign up to receive email notification when more programs are scheduled, HERE.

We’ve also published this article with tips for how parents can utilize outdoor venues (gardens, trails, etc) to help educate, enlighten and entertain kids.

With 7-day access trails on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, nature lovers can experience the first signs of spring from the heart of Irvine to the coast of Newport Beach. The City of Irvine is home to a variety of trails in Bommer Canyon and Quail Hill that are open for passive self-guided access daily from dawn to dusk. Quail Hill is ideal for a quick escape into nature and is a delight in the springtime due to the abundance of birds and other wildlife foraging for food and shelter. Meanwhile, Bommer Canyon offers a wider range of hiking opportunities perfect for hikers of all skill levels.

Nature Resources

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Online Lessons & Activities (Wildlife/Nature):

The Environmental Nature Center provides a tremendous service for our community, free, public access to Nature, environmental education, and a sanctuary for our community to escape from life’s pressures. Please consider donating.

Early Childhood Activities:

Virtual Lessons & Activities (STEM):

Literacy Activities (because everyone should love to read. Especially about nature!):

Virtual Lessons & Activities (History/Art):

Virtual Lessons & Activities (Historical Site Tours):

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