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April 13, 2012
Celebrate the beginning of butterfly season with local artists and musicians. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting its annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach. Visitors can explore Orange County's only butterfly house, buy native butterfly host and nectar plants and hear performances by local musicians. There will also be a children's juried art exhibit, eco-friendly artwork and handmade items for sale, face painting, henna, crafts and food.
NEWS
December 24, 2012
Newport Beach's Environmental Nature Center is making a year-end fundraising push in the hope of expanding into a neighboring property that recently went up for sale, a news release said. The center envisions a nature-based preschool and expanded habitat area on the 1.3-acre parcel on Dover Drive, founder Robert House wrote in a statement. A supporter will triple any donations between $5,000 or more, up to $10,000, made before Jan. 1, according to the release. The ENC, a nonprofit that provides hands-on educational programs for children and adults, was founded in 1972.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
Families interested in giving their children a chance to get deeper into nature over the summer can attend an informational meeting Saturday. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting a Summer Nature Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1601 E. 16th St. in Newport Beach. Families can learn about the different camps, walk nature trails and participate in activities like making a volcano, a cloud in a jar and launching a poppin' rocket. Families can also visit the Butterfly House and get up close to reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and mammals.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 23, 2012
The holidays don't have to mean going into debt buying expensive presents and stocking up on colorful paper, shiny bows and miles of ribbon. The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., offers a holiday workshop series to promote upcycling and sustainability through gift-making with old items and wrapping presents in reusable materials. "We're giving folks the tools to be creative and give gifts that are homemade, which are more meaningful," said Director Lori Whalen. The center is a 3-acre outdoor area that showcases 15 ecological habitats native to California, from desert to freshwater marsh to redwood forest.
NEWS
March 11, 2000
Claudia Figueroa BACK BAY -- The opening of the county's multimillion-dollar interpretive center has been set back several months and now faces a budget increase for state-of-the-art exhibits, officials say. Patti Schooley, the county's district supervisor for coastal and historical facilities, said the county will request an additional $100,000 for the completion of the center's exhibits from the Board of Supervisors at...
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | October 23, 2006
Four-year-old Lily Wind was on a mission Sunday morning. With Scouser, her bulldog puppy nipping at the bottom of her Sleeping Beauty costume, Lily tracked through the Environmental Nature Center's Fall Faire pumpkin patch searching for her perfect pick. Carrying a supposed winner over to a rock where her family waited, she would tell her mother, "I like this one." Scanning the crop one more time just to be sure, another potentially perfect pumpkin caught her eye, leaving the one in her clutch forgotten, thudding to the ground, as she made a beeline for another round.
NEWS
May 23, 2001
Paul Clinton Conducting nature trail tours reminds Marcia O'Hern of her days as an elementary school teacher in New Jersey. Although she leads tours less frequently nowadays -- only about once a month -- O'Hern still finds time to volunteer at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach. For more than a decade, O'Hern has been leading children through the winding trails, dense woodlands and colorful flora of the center's preserve. "I love working with children," O'Hern said.
NEWS
By: STEVE SMITH | October 12, 2005
On a trip to New York in 1988, my wife and I were in midtown Manhattan when the lunch hour arrived. For most of us, that's a casual time of day, when we take a little time to relax before completing the rest of our duties. Not in Manhattan. In Manhattan, the lunch hour is a race against the clock and your fellow man. The loser is the person who did not get his or her order in at the deli in time, or who did not bring sneakers in order to get in some power shopping.
NEWS
July 31, 2003
Tomorrow is the first day of August. Summers are a whirlwind, at least in our house, but August is different. The thing I love most about August is that we have more unstructured time to hang out. The thing I like least about August is that we have more unstructured time to hang out. By the time we hit the last week and the anticipation of school begins to build, the natives in my house get restless. I get restless. Years ago, I made a list for Annie titled "18 Fun Things to Do When You Don't Know What to Do."
NEWS
January 18, 2003
Hi, I'm James Shattuck (seen in your picture on the front page of the Daily Pilot on Tuesday with my wife, Sue Hart). We have been walking the beautiful Back Bay for years, always staying on the path, not wanting to disturb the natural habitat, and enjoying the birds, wildlife and wild flowers. I think an answer to the problem of keeping people on the trails is educating them about the endangered plants, birds and animals, and how going off the path causes erosion, which causes a chain reaction which hurts all elements of the habitat.
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NEWS
December 6, 2013
I want to take a moment to update the community on all of the great things the Environmental Nature Center has been up to this year. We have put your donations to good use! This year more than 21,000 people participated in educational programs at the center — more than ever before. Here are some highlights: •More than 11,000 school children visited the center for hands-on field trips to learn more about their environment and local history. •Our "traveling naturalists" brought science and nature into hundreds of classroomsand nearly 5,000 students, sharing everything from live birds of prey to poppin' rockets.
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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | December 5, 2013
The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee on Wednesday approved three suggestions for additions to the park, based on ideas the group generated earlier this year. A majority of the nine-member committee favored adding a community garden, information kiosks with pamphlets, and a nature center with bird-watching platforms within the 208-acre park's northwest quadrant. The three suggestions will be brought to city staff, who will research the feasibility of each before the committee's next meeting, scheduled for February.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 11, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - For the past two seasons, the Corona del Mar High football team has known the correct path to win a CIF Southern Section championship. This week, the Sea Kings were acquainted with different types of paths at the Environmental Nature Center. That's right, CdM football players earned community service hours by laying down mulch on trails at the ENC, essentially in the backyard of their rivals' school. The 3 1/2-acre ENC, which features California native plants, a butterfly house and various walking trails, is a few hundred yards away from Davidson Field, where CdM also plays its home games at Newport Harbor High.
NEWS
December 24, 2012
Newport Beach's Environmental Nature Center is making a year-end fundraising push in the hope of expanding into a neighboring property that recently went up for sale, a news release said. The center envisions a nature-based preschool and expanded habitat area on the 1.3-acre parcel on Dover Drive, founder Robert House wrote in a statement. A supporter will triple any donations between $5,000 or more, up to $10,000, made before Jan. 1, according to the release. The ENC, a nonprofit that provides hands-on educational programs for children and adults, was founded in 1972.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | November 23, 2012
The holidays don't have to mean going into debt buying expensive presents and stocking up on colorful paper, shiny bows and miles of ribbon. The Environmental Nature Center, 1601 E. 16th St., offers a holiday workshop series to promote upcycling and sustainability through gift-making with old items and wrapping presents in reusable materials. "We're giving folks the tools to be creative and give gifts that are homemade, which are more meaningful," said Director Lori Whalen. The center is a 3-acre outdoor area that showcases 15 ecological habitats native to California, from desert to freshwater marsh to redwood forest.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
Families interested in giving their children a chance to get deeper into nature over the summer can attend an informational meeting Saturday. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting a Summer Nature Camp Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1601 E. 16th St. in Newport Beach. Families can learn about the different camps, walk nature trails and participate in activities like making a volcano, a cloud in a jar and launching a poppin' rocket. Families can also visit the Butterfly House and get up close to reptiles, amphibians, arthropods and mammals.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | April 26, 2012
The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) in Newport Beach will be the place for Orange County's first - albeit brief - exhibition of landscape paintings by the Chinese artist Bo Hong. He is considered one of the top and most sought-after artists in China, show organizers said. "I can look at it and come back an hour later and see something different," said Lloyd Ikerd, a Corona del Mar resident who is one of the show's two presenters. "It's just amazing art. " The show, titled "A Pure View," will stay up at the ENC, 1601 16th St., through the weekend.
NEWS
April 13, 2012
Celebrate the beginning of butterfly season with local artists and musicians. The Environmental Nature Center is hosting its annual Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach. Visitors can explore Orange County's only butterfly house, buy native butterfly host and nectar plants and hear performances by local musicians. There will also be a children's juried art exhibit, eco-friendly artwork and handmade items for sale, face painting, henna, crafts and food.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | February 23, 2012
If the idea of paying more than $4 a gallon for gas isn't appealing but the idea of taking the bus is frightening, head to the Environmental Nature Center for tips on how to get around with public transportation. The Newport Beach center is hosting "Getting There, Greener," a presentation by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at 6 p.m. March 1 to explain how to use the train and bus systems, safe bike riding and ride share. The presentation will go over what public transportation options are available and the basics of using them, including safety.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 21, 2010
More than 1,000 paintings by the Southern California Plein Air Painters Assn. will be on display and for sale this weekend on the patio of the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center; a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends nonprofit organization. The sixth SOCALPAPA Biennial, a three-day event, will kick off Friday night with a juried competition and a private reception to recognize contributing artists, local community members and leaders, and to thank Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach for securing the funding through the county for new improvements to the center, said NBNF spokesman Roger Mallet.
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