The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a regional hub for eco-education that engages and empowers individuals and families. Through fun, hands-on activities, we teach practical, environmental solutions with impact at the household and community level. Join us to create a healthier tomorrow.
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Local, sustainable, organic farms and gardens ensure abundant, nutritious food production for all.
Healthy watersheds = healthy ecosystems. Harvest and conserve to make our water go further.
Reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink how we treat waste in our homes and communities.
Engage renewable energy sources and conservation at macro (grid) and micro (home) levels.
Transform your shelter into a low-impact, less expensive and healthier place to dwell.
All five core areas work together to bring about positive ecological transformation.
A lecture and workshop series teaching hands-on techniques and positive ways to live in connection with our ecosystems. View Eco Feed
Summer Eco Camp
Summer Eco Camps at The Ecology Center provide enriching experiences for kids in a unique eco-educational environment; campers gain knowledge and confidence, learn new skills, and engage with quality mentors in the week-long offerings. View Eco Feed
Farm to Fork
Hands-on cooking classes for kids and adults starting with farm-fresh ingredients and ending with a delicious, nutritious meal. View Eco Feed
Our summer speaker series brings global thought leaders to talk about current, compelling environmental issues. View Eco Feed
We are founded on the principle that people can make a difference. Anyone can make a worthy contribution, whether it be through membership, volunteerism, or in-kind donation. Join us! View Eco Feed
Center for Living Peace
Backyard Skills workshop series at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine, CA teaching positive ways to live in connection with our ecosystems. View Calendar
Tools for Change
Visit our General Store for curated and eco-approved products that move us toward a more sustainable consumer culture. View Eco Feed
The Water Shed
The Water Shed is a mobile interactive exhibition on water. Appropriate for all ages, this hands-on experience explores where water comes from and how to be good stewards. View Eco Feed
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Dive deeper into hands-on ecological design with this 6-month course exploring food, water, waste, energy, and shelter to become an eco-advocate! View Eco Feed