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Hands-on Experience with Nature

I had an amazing time as an intern at the ENC! Not only were the staff incredibly kind and fun to work with, but it also allowed me to build skills that I could bring to future professions. I currently work in a research lab at UC Irvine studying malaria-resistant mosquitoes, and what made my application stand out was my experience as an Animal Care intern.

During my internship, I was able to start my own projects such as developing an animal care manual or researching ways to improve the habitats. My internship experience showed my current supervisor that in additional to animal care experience, I had other transferable work skills such as the ability to think critically and work independently. I really enjoyed my time at the ENC and I am so thankful for the opportunities it has provided me!

The ENC impacts the lives of children and adults from throughout Orange County. Over 28,000 visited last year to study the environment, gain respect for nature, and learn ecological responsibility and sustainable practices. 

The ENC would not be an educational resource in our community without wonderful supporters like you.  We are counting on your continued support, and now would be a great time to give.

Any gift you give to the Environmental Nature Center before MIDNIGHT, December 31 is tax deductible for 2018. Please make a year-end gift today to help us continue providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature. We are grateful for your gift, and genuinely appreciate every dollar we receive.

Thanks, and a Happy New Year to you.





-Kristy Hwang, former ENC Intern


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