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City of Newport Beach & ENC Team up to help our Community Cope with the Drought!

2014 has been California’s third driest in 119 years of record. The state’s major reservoirs hold only 60 percent of average storage, or about 41 percent of capacity. A state of emergency has been declared in California. On November 5th from 6-7PM, the Environmental Nature Center is hosting a presentation featuring George Murdoch, Newport Beach…

High School Students Explore Green Careers at the ENC

Vital Link teams up with green industry professionals at the ENC to inspire students in the first LEED Platinum building in OC. The Environmental Nature Center’s state-of-the-art Platinum LEED learning facility will host Exploring Green Careers, presented by Vital Link and the Fullerton Union High School District G-Cademy, on October 14, from 9AM to 1:30PM. Students…

Membership has its privileges…

The Taste of Twilight, the Environmental Nature Center’s highly anticipated complimentary membership dinner, is right around the corner! Join us on November 7th for a fun filled night of activities, music, and more at this annual member appreciation event. The evening will begin with fun nocturnal nature activities. “I’m especially excited about the activities this…

Why the ENC does not condone the use of shells in arts, crafts, jewelry, etc.

Every year, millions of seahorses, sea stars, shellfish, corals, and other marine animals are collected alive and dried as souvenirs. Taking shells from the beach also disrupts the aquatic ecosystem. Left in place these “shells” provide homes for some animals like hermit crabs, shelter for small fish, and are used in the nests of some…

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