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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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Earth Day 2013
Dig Nature

Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 20

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3540 Orange Street

Clan Tynker

The Earth Day Festival is PEEC's biggest event of the year! The festival will feature booths and displays where community groups will show their earth-friendly products and practices, and provide information about our environment on the Pajarito Plateau.

  • Live entertainment by Renaissance entertainment group Clan Tynker and the Hill Stompers.
  • Over 20 booths
  • Food vendors
  • Kids activities, including "Walk Like a Wolf", the "Mudpie Kitchen", and making miniature adobes with the Cornerstones Community Partnership.
  • Festival parking will be at Sullivan Field. Shuttle to PEEC on Orange Street will be provided by Atomic City Transit.

Underground of Enchantment Exhibit

April 5 - May 29
Mesa Public Library & PEEC

Underground of Enchantment is a 3D photograph exhibit featuring the beautiful formations and microbiology of one of the most interesting caves in the world- Lechuguilla Cave in southeastern New Mexico. To protect the spectacular but fragile ecosystem, entry into Lechuguilla is restricted to exploration and science.

The exhibit includes outstanding images from photographers David De Roest, Michel Renda, Daniel Chailloux, and Peter and Ann Bosted. Photos will be displayed at Mesa Public Library and PEEC. A short movie will also be played at PEEC in conjunction with the exhibit, during open hours and by appointment.

Don't miss the exhibit opening on April 5:
4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library
5-6:30 p.m. at PEEC


We gratefully acknowledge our Earth Day sponsors, who make PEEC's Earth Day Festival possible and support the mission of PEEC.


© Pajarito Environmental Education Center
3540 Orange Street (or PO Box 547)
Los Alamos, NM, 87544
(505) 662-0460,

Banner photo by Hari Viswanathan; logo by Tori Hansen; photographs by many community members.
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