Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489






Newport Beach, Calif., November 7, 2017 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will be hosting the first ever Homeschool Day on November 29, 2017 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Join us for a series of programs at the nature center that have been exclusively designed to be engaging, but less structured to meet homeschool needs.

Here at the ENC we believe that nature makes the best classroom. For our first program, we will be making multi-disciplinary connections to nature as you explore different stations along our trails at your own pace. There will be various stations set up to make connections to social studies, science, language arts, and mathematics.

Program is appropriate for students in first through third grade. Cost is $5 for ENC members and $8.50 for non-members. Visit for more info on Homeschool Day: Nature Connections.

The Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach, CA, 92663. More information can be found at For questions, call 949-645-8489.


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and a sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For 45 years the ENC has been shaped and caressed into a 5-acre landscape for learning, a sanctuary from life's pressures and a place of preservation and instruction. Serving over 28,000 students and thousands of visitors annually, the ENC is recognized as a leader in science and social science education providing opportunities for increasing our community's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

The ENC is also developing a nature play area, and constructing our community's first nature based preschool.  With a mission of providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature, the ENC inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community's foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.  The ENC is a non-profit 501(c)-3 public benefit corporation.  For more information call 949-645-8489, or visit The ENC is located at 1601 16th St. in Newport Beach.