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Physicist Speaks On 'No Wonder You Wonder!'

on June 10, 2017 - 7:26am
Cover of 'No Wonder You Wonder!' by Claude Phipps. Phipps will speak Thursday, June 15 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

Claude Phipps


What holds a satellite up while it goes around the earth? Why can’t you travel back in time? These are just two of the many questions explored by Claude Phipps in his book “No Wonder You Wonder!” published by Springer International in 2016. Phipps will speak at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 15 in the Upstairs Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Phipps has degrees from MIT and Stanford, and has spent his

Youth Invited To Share Art For Pollinator Party

on June 10, 2017 - 7:25am

A pollinator visits a flower. Photo by Katherine Eagleson 

NMWC News: 


New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) invites area youth, K-12, to create a piece of "hangable" art centered on the theme "pollinators." All media accepted. Winners receive free admission to NMWC's Pollinator Party on July 8 to view their art hanging in the center!


New Mexico Wildlife Center will hold a special celebration in honor of pollinators – bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats, moths and more – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  July 8 at NMWC, 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. Fun activities will include:


  • Kids’ Art Station –

C’YA Provides Science Education To Students

on June 10, 2017 - 7:19am
Chad Lauritzen, seen here at Dixon Elementary School, volunteered to teach science through Champions of Youth Ambitions. The organization celebrates its third anniversary this weekend since gaining its non-profit status in 2014. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
The very first LANL Foundation grant funded this opportunity for the Future PhDs of Dixon Elementary. Lauritzen still teaches there more than three years later. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
​Los Alamos 

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), a local non-profit will celebrate its third anniversary this

Summer Family Evenings At The Los Alamos Nature Center – Rattlesnake Museum

on June 9, 2017 - 1:21pm
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center on June 14 to learn more about snakes and other reptiles. Photo by Bob Myers
PEEC News:
Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles.
To help explain how humans can cohabitate with our scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. He will bring reptiles from the museum and be available to share his knowledge. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

SFI Community Event: The Majesty Of Music And Mathematics June 19

on June 9, 2017 - 1:09pm
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LPAC News:
New Mexico PBS, The Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Institute are collaborating to tape The Majesty of Music and Mathematics at The Lensic Performing Arts Center.

This multi-media production will explore the interconnectedness of music and mathematics. The evening will feature remarks by Cristopher Moore, an SFI mathematician and computer scientist, and musical selections by The Santa Fe Symphony with Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor.

The Majesty of Music and Mathematics will air on New Mexico PBS/KNME in 2018 and will be distributed to PBS stations

Scenes From Los Alamos Cub Scout Day Camp

on June 9, 2017 - 7:52am

Ammon Cardon in the Flag Class Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as den leader Lisken Mason looks on. More than 120 Cub Scouts and some of their siblings are participating in the annual event along with more than 50 volunteers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Paul Rightley teaches flag etiquette Thursday at Cub Scouts Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. Photo by Maire O'Neill/​

Joseph Dale with a bug box he built Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Jason Waterbury teaches Jace Kerstiens, left,

LAPS Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

on June 8, 2017 - 4:29pm


Many very deserving students were awarded scholarships May 30 at the Los Alamos High School Class of 2017 Honors Convocation. Among them were 10 outstanding students recognized by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation for their demonstrated service contributions to the students and community of the Los Alamos Public Schools.

What sets the Foundation’s award apart is that it also recognizes an Educator of Distinction for each student, someone who has made a positive contribution during his/her time in the Los Alamos Public Schools.

The Los Alamos Public Schools