Press Release

Contact: Lori Whalen

Phone: (949) 645-8489




“Diversity in Nature” YOUTH ART SHOWCASE

Youth, ages 4 – 18 will have the opportunity to exhibit their
Diversity themed art at the ENC’s Spring Faire on May 19, 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 21, 2019 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is presenting their 9th annual Youth Art Exhibit on May 19, 2019 from 10am-3pm. Youth, ages 4 – 18 have the opportunity to exhibit their "Diversity in Nature" themed art at the Environmental Nature Center’s Spring Faire. ​The exhibit is sponsored by Art Supply Warehouse, Saddleback College Fashion Design and Merchandising, and C’est Si Bon Bakery. For more info visit

"Students are encouraged to explore the theme of Diversity in Nature," said ENC Assistant Director Lori Whalen. "We chose this theme because diversity is healthy in plants, animals, and people, and we were excited to see inspiring, hopeful, creative expressions of this concept from the next generation of leaders." 

Winners will be announced at the Spring Faire on May 19th, 2019. The first place prize in each category is a $50 Art Supply Warehouse gift card. The second place prize in each category is an Art Supply Kit donated by Saddleback College Fashion Program. The third place prize will be cards donated by C’est Si Bon Bakery. All art submitted to the Youth Art Exhibit will be showcased at ENC’s Spring Faire on May 19, 2019.

Entries can be in any medium except film, and should depict diverse plants, animals, ecosystems and/or people who care for or enjoy the diversity on our planet. The only restriction is that it must fit through ENC’s doorway. Entries will be accepted between Friday May 3 and Sunday, May 12 between 8 AM and 4 PM at the Environmental Nature Center: 1601 E. 16th St. Newport Beach.

For more information and to see winners from previous years, please go to 

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit for more info or email Lori Whalen at or (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 sustainably designed, LEED Platinum certified learning center. For nearly 50 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.

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.