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How to Identify Wildflowers

Wed, July 30
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you enjoy the large variety of colorful wildflowers that pop up around Los Alamos in th…

First Friday Forts

Fri, August 1
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Mon, August 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Butterflies You Might See in Los Alamos, and Some Fun Facts About Butterflies

Tue, August 5
7:00 PM

In preparation for the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count, on the evening of August 5, butterfly…

Quiet, Gentle Walk

Wed, August 6
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A gentle walk for those who want a quiet walk along a relatively flat trail. The walks ran…

Green Hour Hikes

Thu, August 7
9:00 AM

Thanks to Carrie Talus, Green Hour Hikes will start up again this summer! Join Carrie on s…

SKYWARN Spotter Training

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

Are you a weather watcher? The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque is currently…

Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count

Fri, August 8
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their…

Take Wing Event: Smart House “Unplugged”

Fri, August 8
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

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Volunteering and Collaborating with PEEC

The establishment of the PEEC Nature Center has been a collaborative effort resulting from the work of many devoted volunteers. Nearly everything we do depends critically on volunteers and collaborations with other organizations.

Where do I fit in? Anywhere you'd like to! PEEC has the need for people of many talents. All it takes is an interest in any aspect of the natural world and a willingness to share your interest. The hours and level of commitment for our volunteers varies widely.

[VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins.]

Current Listings. PEEC participates in Volunteer Match, a program supported by LANL. Click here to view PEEC's current volunteer listings.

Examples of Volunteers

Staffing Volunteer You'll open the center to the public, answer guest questions, register people for classes, answer phones, and other light clerical duties. What does it take? Reliability, friendliness, and a willingness to learn the ropes; time commitment is variable.

Teacher or Speaker Teach a class or public lecture on your favorite nature-related topic for adults or children.

Earth Day Planning The Earth Day committee organizes our largest event, the Earth Day Festival, which is held in April each year. Many forms of help are needed, and greatly appreciated! No special skills required.

Teacher's Assistant Assist teachers with children's programs.

Handyman, Painter, or Woodworker Assist with various projects, as needed.

Gardener Help with weeding and maintenance of flower gardens and grasses.

Artist Provide assistance with exhibits, or help with the gift shop.

On-call Helper No specific skills needed, just a willingness to help out occasionally with staffing or special events.

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Volunteer with PEEC and turn your interest in the outdoors into a community asset!

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Collaboration with PEEC: Organizations and Clubs Make it Happen!

  • Collaborate with PEEC and use the nature center for special educational events for school students or the community.
  • Perhaps you have a club member (or team of members) that would like to teach a class for adults.
  • Help our public schools teachers become stronger teachers by offering training classes in the life, earth and space, or environmental sciences.
  • Create a show to exhibit in the nature center.


© 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.
We welcome comments and submissions to this web site.