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Summertime at the ENC

This week is the end of the fourth Summer Nature Camp session – Science Safari, with three more fun-filled sessions to go! Next week is Mad Science, where campers will explore different science fields – from zoology to astronomy – and participate in hands-on experiments. The following week, starting August 5th, will be the Earth Heroes session, where kids will learn how they can protect the animals, water, plants, and soil; and will become their own environmental super heroes! The last Summer Nature Camp session is Outdoor Adventure, where campers will discover that adventure exists everywhere in the great outdoors, and will take a trip to the Ocean Institute’s Sea Camp. Visit our website for more info on these camps. The ENC is hosting a…

How to find a Job in the Environmental Field

I am frequently asked one question by students of all ages – from grade school to college.  “How do I find a job in the environmental field?”  My answer has always been basically the same.  Learn about what you love and what you are interested in, and work really hard.  Environmental organizations and companies need employees with the same skills as any other.  They need great writers, and people who are good at doing math.  They need folks who are educated in marketing and PR, HR and accounting.  But early this morning, as I lay in bed anxious to get up to do the work I am passionate about, I realized there is advice missing from the response I usually give.  Here are seven ways…

Bo’s Travels in China

In Taoism the object of spiritual practice is to become one with the Tao — to harmonize one’s will with nature in order to achieve ‘effortless action’. When I stepped off the plane in Beijing, I had no clue what the Tao was, nor was I too keen on being a follower. I left for China with an itinerary provided by Earth Charter Communities Network but I hadn’t really looked at it too closely. I knew I was to speak at a couple of universities in Beijing, I knew I had a bicycle date with a teacher named Mrs. Dong, and I knew The Nature Conservancy wanted to learn from my experience in, of all places, a Giant Panda preserve.  I knew I had important…

The Value of a Field Trip

Big yellow school buses are a common sight at The Environmental Nature Center from late September through mid June. They bring groups of children for science and social science field trips. Just the phrase “field trip” makes most students excited about a day outside of school. However, a day out of the classroom does not equal a day without learning. “Field trips provide students with a window to the real world that they don’t get in the classroom, and they can help students understand real-world applications of seemingly abstract topics in math and science,” says Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Several research studies have shown that students retain more knowledge through the type of experience-based learning that field trips provide when…

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp at the Environmental Nature Center Educational outdoor fun for campers in K – 6th grade April 7 – 10, 2014 Camp: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fee: $175 After Camp: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fee: $80 10% discount for members! Register HERE. Each day, campers (divided into small groups by age) will rotate between three fabulous Camp Teachers, where they will participate in exciting, age appropriate hands-on activities. Questions?  Call 949-645-8489 ext. 103 Withdrawal: Any time up to 2 weeks before the start of a session: $25 processing fee, balance refunded. 1-2 weeks notice: 50% refund. Less than 1 week notice: NO REFUND. This year’s themes: Mad Science Campers will spend each day exploring a different aspect of the amazing world…

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