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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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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.