Family Nature Explorers

Join us as we investigate fascinating nature-based themes on selected weekends this season. Programs will start with an indoor introduction before we venture out into the Gardens or the Nature Walk. Whether we're searching for wildlife, conducting experiments, or making a craft, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature.

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Garden Glow

A Virtual Celebration of the Season Join us Saturday, October 24th 7 pm (The Garden Glow Showcase runs through November 30th)
FREE Your Garden. Your Glow. 

Now in its third year, this sell-out Ladew tradition will be presented with a socially distant twist.  This year we'll be presenting an online Garden Glow showcase of creative jack o’ lanterns carved by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, and friends and neighbors, like you! Plus, there will be fun educational content for children including fascinating facts about creepy crawly creatures of the night, Irvine Nature Center’s resident owl, and other celebratory seasonal fun.

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Maple Magic

Come experience the "magic" of maple sugaring as we head out to Ladew's Nature Walk to identify trees,
observe tapped maple trees, and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy,
golden brown syrup. And sample tasty maple snacks!


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