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Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Mon, August 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Every Monday, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natu…

Mexico's Megadiversity

Wed, August 27
7:00 PM

Mexico is one of the most biologically and culturally diverse countries in the world.

Nature on Tap: Bears and Trash in Los Alamos

Thu, August 28
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Worried about bears in our trash?  The County's Environmental Services Division Manag…

Take Wing Event: Stargazing on the Valles Caldera

Sun, August 31
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Take wing with PEEC at one of our special Take Wing events.  These special event…

Beneficial Insects for your Greenhouse and Garden

Wed, September 3
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are all insects bad for your garden? Absolutely not! In fact, some are beneficial to it. P…

Take Wing Event: Composting Operations Tour

Fri, September 5
10:00 AM

Take wing with PEEC at one of our special Take Wing events.  These special event…

First Friday Forts

Fri, September 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to PEEC and get building! On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who lik…

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Announcements & News

There's a New Face at PEEC!

Jonathan CreelLast month, PEEC went from having 5 part time staff members to 6, with the addition of a new Director of Interpretation. Jonathan Creel came from his home in Florida to join the PEEC team in this newly created role. Jonathan earned his B.A. in History and M.A in Public History from the University of West Florida. While on a school trip led by his mentor who grew up in Los Alamos, Jonathan fell in love with Northern NM and started down a career path in the field of interpretation. He served as a Park Ranger in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, but always dreamed of returning to Los Alamos where he fell in love with the outdoors. Exhibit design and interpretive programming are two of Jonathan's passions, as well as hiking, camping, and exploring new places. Please say hello and extend a welcome to Jonathan next time you are at the center!

Recent PEEC President Terry Foxx is our Latest Featured Volunteer

Terry FoxxTerry Foxx is well-known around town as a fire specialist, author, storyteller, teacher, Living Treasure and volunteer. She has volunteered at PEEC for many years and in different capacities, most recently serving as the Board President for the past 19 months. For personal reasons, Terry has had to reluctantly step down as President. She handed over the reigns to Vice President Felicia Orth, who will serve as Interim President until the next PEEC Board election in October, while Bob Walker has been voted as Vice President. PEEC sat down with Terry to learn more about her full and fascinating career and how she landed at PEEC. - Full Interview

Get a Brick at the New Nature Center!

As recognition for qualified donations to the Take Wing campaign, you can have a brick or paver engraved with your choice of text. The names and message you choose will become a part of the new Los Alamos nature center. Details.

Special Take Wing Events

Join PEEC for one of our special Take Wing events. These events are offered as thank you gifts for donations to PEEC's capital campaign to furnish the new nature center. Choose from rare opportunities, including outings on the Caldera, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, and hikes to little-known treasures. Details.




The nature center is free and open to the public!

Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

3540 Orange Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 547
Los Alamos, NM 87544

(505) 662-0460


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3540 Orange Street (or PO Box 547)
Los Alamos, NM, 87544
(505) 662-0460,

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