Summer is coming to ENC

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) and the ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary have engaging opportunities in June – something for everyone. If you’re not looking for a structured activity, come join a quiet walk on the trails or bring a sustainably packed picnic. They’re open for everyone on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit to register for a scheduled program.

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William Broen leading a nature walk

Sunday, June 9: Native Plant Uses Walk from 10-11:30 a.m.

Join bioregional herbalist William Broen who will discuss traditional and modern uses of locally native plants as well as how a plant’s survival tactics affect how they are used by us, and how you can tell a lot about plants through our senses, plant folklore and other related topics. Broen’s walks are informative, interactive, accessible, fun and understandable. He is always happy to share his knowledge of botanical medicine with interested people. For more information and to register, go here.

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Billy Pinkerton is leading the Breathwork and Sound Bath workshop

Saturday, June 15: Breathwork and Sound Bath with Billy Pinkerton from 3-4:15 p.m.

Join ENC for a revitalizing breathwork and sound healing workshop, designed to foster harmony and wellness. This session will introduce you to the transformative power of breathwork, teaching you various techniques to control and utilize your breath for emotional release and physical relaxation. Benefits of breathwork include reduced stress, enhanced mental clarity and improved emotional resilience.

As a Sound Practitioner, Billy Pinkerton is skilled in utilizing a variety of healing instruments such as the didgeridoo, gong, handpan and crystal bowls. The combination of sound and breathwork has become his go-to practice. The integration of sound into all of his practices enhances the meditative experience, facilitating ease in mental relaxation. Pranayama has been a cornerstone of Pinkerton’s practice since his initial descent into yoga, leading him towards Kundalini Yoga and Breathwork. He recognizes the breath as the fundamental element in these disciplines and he has devoted himself to mastering breath control. For more information, tickets and to register, click here.

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Summer Nature Camps are being held June 17 through August 9

June 17-August 9: Summer Nature Camps

Summer Nature Camps are being offered at the ENC in Newport Beach and at the ENC Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon from June 17 through August 9 in one-week sessions. The ENC has offered Nature Camps since 1977. Nature Camp provides nature play and quality science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting. ENC Nature Camp emphasizes experiential learning. Campers spend their time outside, having a great time observing nature up close using tools like binoculars, magnifying lenses and microscopes. For more information and to register, go here.

Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach.

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