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County Invites Scouts, Other Organizations To Be Color Guard For Council Meetings

on May 11, 2017 - 5:08pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council invites Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with other local organizations, to serve as Color Guard at any Council Regular or Work Session.

Presentation of the flags by a Color Guard can occur at the beginning of any Council meeting at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday evening in either Council Chambers or White Rock Fire Station 3. The presentation is followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The name of the troop or organization presenting Color Guard will be included on the agenda and announced at the meeting.

To reserve a date, the troop

Chamisa Green Team Organizes Waste Free Lunches

on May 11, 2017 - 3:53pm
The Chamisa Green Team. Top row from left, Dilynn A., Louis G., Zoe B. and Ava S. Bottom row,  Kylie A., Ella M. and Jen Bennett of Los Alamos Co+op Market, Natalie C and Rebecca B. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Chamisa Elementary students finished their week long challenge of bringing a waste free lunch to school Friday, April 28.

Led by teacher Megan Lee, the Green Team an environmentally-minded club comprised of fourth grade students at Chamisa, successfully deployed a one day event in February. More than 175 students participated by bringing a waste free lunch.

PAC 8 Community Media Center Offers Summer Classes For All Grade Levels

on May 11, 2017 - 7:55am
Courtesy photo
 
PAC8 News:
 
PAC 8 is offering new classes this summer as well as some of the old favorites. 
 
In “GoPro + Drone Flying”, students learn how to use a GoPro and do time-lapse, slo-mo and also fly a drone with a GoPro attached to it. All levels of video classes are offered with instruction in editing with Adobe Premiere. Students can also learn how to make a music video and in another class, create music with Logic software.
 
New this year are PSA and Ad production. These finished products will play at the Reel Deal Theater.

NEA-NM President Betty Patterson On National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 10, 2017 - 5:02pm
By BETTY PATTERSON, President
NEA-New Mexico

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We have wonderful Teacher's, and Education Employees! We need to celebrate the incredible teaching happening all over New Mexico.

New Mexico has more students graduating and better test results, thanks to teachers!

Everyday teachers give of themselves and their small paychecks. Gena in the South Valley supplies snacks and fruit so her students are not hungry. Sylvia in Las Cruces helps students learn English.

Eat And Celebrate Nature Like A Bear And Experience The Great Outdoors At Bandelier National Monument

on May 10, 2017 - 1:39pm
PEEC News:
 
Los Alamos is the perfect destination to get back to the great outdoors this May, with unique and exciting activities, as well as scenic and unforgettable outdoor trails for hiking, biking, exploring history and more.
 
This May, celebrate nature and one of its most incredible creatures at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Bear Festival.

BSMA Thanks Volunteers And Seeks More

on May 10, 2017 - 9:58am
BSMA volunteers standing behind the counter of the Gadgets Gift Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum. Back row from left, Alison Moore, Lindsey Fullop, Ronaele Freestone and Shari Foley. Front row from left, Suranjana Basu (Reema), Ann Lane and Pam Sutton. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
BSMA volunteers having lunch at the Blue Window Bistro, from left, Lindsey Fullop, Ann Lane, Alison Moore, Suranjana Basu (Reema), BSMA Board President Andy Trottier, Shari Foley, Ronaele Freestone and Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
BSMA News:
 
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Nature Center Talk: Unusual Wildlife Of Madagascar

on May 10, 2017 - 8:32am

This leaping lemur, diademed sifaka, is endemic to specific regions of eastern Madagascar. Photo by Martin Cooper

PEEC News:

Local photographer Martin Cooper will share photos from his three-week visit to Madagascar, which covered four ecosystems and gave him the chance to capture images of wildlife including lemurs, chameleons, and endemic birds that are unique to the island. This free talk, organized by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Madagascar has been biologically isolated from Africa and

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