ENC Fall Faire Online Auction

October 2020
12:00 PM PDT
October 2020
03:00 PM PDT

ENC Fall Faire Online Auction

All of us are facing challenges in unprecedented ways as a result of COVID-19. The Environmental Nature Center has been hit hard. With all of the uncertainly, it is unlikely schools will be scheduling field trips to the ENC in the near future. The ENC depends on income from these programs to fund our operations and pay staff. According to a recent survey, 63% of environmental education organizations, providing services similar to ours, are uncertain whether they will ever open their doors again if pandemic restrictions last until year’s end. We will not let this happen to the ENC.

The ENC’s largest event of the year – our Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch - will be held VIRTUALLY on October 18. This fun, online auction is a part of that fundraiser.

Through the generous support of people like you, the ENC will continue to serve as our community’s foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education. Here are a few of the ways we will help our community connect with nature this fall:

• After School Nature Camp will provide a learning experience while giving campers the opportunity to get outside for fresh air, physical activity, and a chance to hang out socially with their peers. Students attending school in person or at home will be provided with critical programming they will need to re-engage, re-connect, and thrive.
• Distance Learning: Students learning from home take a virtual hike with an ENC Naturalist as they present programs live. Students meet animals and have the ability to ask and answer questions about what they observe in real time.
• Community Programs: The ENC’s fall calendar of events will include our popular Scout programs, Mini Naturalist and Little Naturalist classes and more. All programs will be adhering to health and safety standards based on the most up-to-date and scientific information from the Centers for Disease Control and the OC Department of Health.

The ENC has been connecting our Community to nature since 1972. Things will look a little different this year, but we will still be here, providing transformational and engaging experiences that support learning and inspire environmental stewardship.

Your auction donation will help propel us through the rest of the year. Thank you!

About Environmental Nature Center

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) provides 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 Nature Preschool provides quality early childhood education through hands on experience with Nature. The ENC Nature Preschool educates up to 72 children daily, engages parents in active learning, serves as a model nature preschool and provides a research forum on early childhood and environmental education.

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