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Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Aug. 8

on August 6, 2017 - 6:16am
Enjoy activities with Melissa Mackey at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Family Night. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Tuesday, Aug. 8, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Families can enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities 6-7 p.m. with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center is open until 8 p.m. for exploring exhibits.
 
The second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the nature center. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all. Next month’s Family Night is Sept. 12.
 
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Los Alamos Aug. 29

on August 5, 2017 - 5:13pm
JJAB News:
 
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that promotes the love of reading by giving free, age-appropriate books to children from birth until their 5 th birthday, is coming to Los Alamos.
 
The local, early childhood literacy program will begin registering children Aug. 29. A parent or legal guardian may register a child for the Imagination Library at any time up until the child turns five. There is no cost to the family.
 
Every month registered children will receive in the mail a book.

Anderson School Of Management Offers Project Management At UNM-Los Alamos Campus

on August 5, 2017 - 7:36am

LANL's Steve Renfro and Rob Kramer, UNM-LA's Cindy Rooney and UNM Anderson School of Management's Steve Walsh met earlier this summer to discuss using UNM-LA classroom with Zoom technology for Project Management classes. UNM-LA's Bill Gilson, on screen, demonstrated the classroom. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Anderson School of Management will offer project management classes at UNM-Los Alamos this fall, taught by professors affiliated with the Anderson School of Management.

Landmark Education Trial Against New Mexico Ends

on August 5, 2017 - 7:08am
NMCLP News:
 
SANTA FE  Friday marked the last day of testimony in an eight-week trial against the state of New Mexico, in a case that alleges the State has violated the constitutional rights of its public school students. 
 
The consolidated lawsuit, which was filed by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), claims that the State’s arbitrary and inadequate funding of public schools, and lack of necessary monitoring and oversight, deprives children—particularly low-income, Native American, and English language

Letter To The Editor: ‘Youth Helping Refugee Youth’ Drive Underway Through Aug. 11

on August 4, 2017 - 9:05am
By Sarah and Madelyn Crotzer
Lindsey Thalmann and Pippa Fung
Ashley and Anthony Lestone
Jacob and Richard Thompson

A “youth helping refugee youth” initiative to collect a few items for refugee students recently resettled in Albuquerque is taking place right now, and we invite all our community’s youth to participate.

A local church is collecting 40 new solid-color backpacks sized for middle to high school students (no sports team logos or other logos allowed), along with the necessary basic school supplies to fill those backpacks, such as 2-inch binders, loose leaf paper, pencils and

UPDATE: Hummingbird Monitoring Research Aug. 12

on August 4, 2017 - 6:34am
Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Photo by Bob Walker
 
Update: The time of the first session is changed to 7:30 a.m. Aug.12.
 
PEEC News:
 
Curious about the effects of climate change on hummingbird populations? Researcher Bob Walker will lead two groups, one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, to the hummingbird monitoring site in Bandelier National Monument.
 
This location is one of a network of sites in the Western U.S. that tracks the impact of climate change on the movement and behavior of hummingbirds. To join one of the groups, visit peecnature.org to register.

PEEC: Guided, Family-Friendly Backpacking Trip

on August 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Kids and adults enjoyed backpacking to Name Lake last year with Tony Hinojosa and Beth Cortright, PEEC’s first family backpacking trip. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Have you wanted to go backpacking, but didn’t have the gear or experience? Well, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has the adventure you’ve been waiting for!

Adults and families will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a short orientation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16
Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 will then be spent hiking up to five miles a day in the backcountry.

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