Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489






Local Nature Center seeking responsible high school students for leadership opportunity working with young children.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 5, 2018 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is accepting applications for its Leaders in Training (LIT) program.  LITs are high school students that volunteer to help with the ENC’s Nature Camps during school breaks. For more information visit

“The program is a perfect opportunity for high school students to develop leadership skills,” said Bo Glover, ENC Executive Director. “It also offers room for teens to grow out of their comfort zones and blossom into young adults with skills that they can bring into their careers and other future leadership roles.”

Recruitment is in full swing for all 8 sessions of Summer Nature Camp from June 25th to August 16th. LITS must submit an application and reference form, be interviewed by ENC staff and attend a mandatory training. LITs must commit to volunteering for at least two sessions.

“We are looking for individuals who show enthusiasm for environmental stewardship and for working with children,” said Lori Whalen, the ENC’s Assistant Director. "Ideal candidates show a history of responsible behavior and present a capacity to take initiative without the need for a lot of direction."


About the ENC

Founded in 1972, the ENC is a fascinating combination of 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitat, walking trails, and sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For over 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 27,000 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.

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.