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Top 10 reasons to send your child to ENC Winter Nature Camp

Most children today spend significantly more time indoors than playing outside, but research has shown numerous benefits of playing in nature: 1. Nature play makes kids smarter. Spending time in nature improves children’s ability to focus and concentrate. Studies show that nature-based experiential education supports significant academic gains in social studies, science, language, arts and mathematics. Students in outdoor…

Engage your child’s curiosity at ENC Nature Camp

Research has shown that spending time in nature improves children’s awareness of their actions and surroundings. Advantages of heightened observation skills include being able to pay attention with full awareness, increased powers of description, and factors pertinent to creativity, such as frequency of ideas, innovation, and flexibility of thinking. Improving their observation skills allows children to…

Earth Friendly Products to provide in kind donations of cleaning products to ENC and ENC Nature Preschool

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is excited to announce a new sponsor, Earth Friendly Products, the maker of ECOS® plant-powered cleaners, who will be providing the ENC and the ENC Nature Preschool with a range of sustainable cleaning products to utilize at its facilities. Products include ECOS® all-purpose and bathroom cleaners, as well as hand…

Winter showers will bring May flowers….and butterflies!

by Brittney Gonzalez, ENC Communications Intern Super blooms have been happening, as well as the emergence of butterflies. Painted Lady Butterflies for example, were causing quite a spectacle, as they flew north through Southern California from Southern Deserts. While we’re on the topic of butterflies, Orange County’s only Butterfly House will re-open at the Spring…

ENC’s 2019 Youth Art Showcase features “Diversity” Theme

by Brittney Gonzalez, ENC Communications Intern Did you know, manipulating a paintbrush helps children develop their fine motor skills and emotional development? Since art is an individual creation, it helps boosts your children’s self-confidence too! Young people ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art at the Environmental Nature Center’s Spring…

Painted Ladies

by Brittney Gonzalez, ENC Communications Intern Have you seen butterflies flitting around lately?   Butterflies known as “Painted Ladies”, are currently migrating north from Mexico where they have been recently spotted all over Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. This year’s rain has really propelled the population increase, because there are more host plants for…

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