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Community Partners

The ENC has been collaborating with the Girl Scouts of Orange County for decades to provide nature and science based scout programs for troops in Orange County. Scouts also volunteer and complete bronze, silver and gold award projects on our campus. We have consulted with GSCOC on educational materials and we are the primary provider of the “Eco-Badge” programs for all levels of scouts.

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center (OCBPC) is a volunteer organization in Orange County dedicated to treating and rehabilitating injured raptors and returning them to the wild.  The Environmental Nature Center partners with OCBPC, utilizing their education birds in our programs, and helping them to spread the word that raptors play an integral role in the balance of nature. Both organizations believe that education is the best long-term solution to prevent and mitigate many of the dangers that raptors face.  

The Environmental Nature Center is a member of SoCal ISE. SoCal ISE represents the collaboration of leading informal science organizations in Southern California, coming together to work to strengthen and grow the informal science learning field in the region.

Earth Friendly Products provides in kind donations of cleaning products for both the Environmental Nature Center as well as the ENC Nature Preschool.Earth Friendly Products has spent nearly 50 years creating and perfecting thoughtfully sourced cleaners that work great and are safer for people and the planet. Formulated with pure, thoughtful science and manufactured using Zero-Waste guidelines, ECOS is made in facilities powered by renewable energy.

All Creatures Care Cottage partners with us to care for our Animal Ambassadors.

Our neighbors at Mae House come to the ENC for monthly enrichment hikes led by one of our naturalists. Mae House fosters a full and abundant life for adults with developmental disabilities within a supportive and loving residential community and homes.

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