Irvine Nature Lab

for ages 8-12


Did you know tree frogs survive freezing winters because their blood contains a natural antifreeze? Or that puffball mushrooms influenced jet propulsion? How about that beavers not only inspired modern human built dams but the shapes of blades and tools based on their teeth!?!? In the Nature Lab, we’ll explore animal and plant adaptations just like these found in our local Piedmont region of Maryland. Some weeks we'll conduct experiments and collect data to learn about the natural world and then see what new innovations we can come up with! Bring your hiking boots, creativity and best brainstorming ideas for inspired weekly adventures.


Winter registration is open!

Irvine Nature Lab - Winter Trimester (Click to register)


Spring registration is open!

Irvine Nature Lab - Spring Trimester (Click to register)


We expect these programs to fill quickly - don't delay registration!


Please contact Moriah Munsch at for assistance with registration and discounts.

Please contact Stephanie Holzman at for questions about the classes.