The third Culture and Nature community picnic is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at Los Luceros Historic Site. To celebrate Father’s Day, families can participate in a fishing workshop and enjoy their own picnics. Other activities include a Curanderismo presentation and tours of the property. Courtesy/PEEC
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning to fish at a family fishing workshop. Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, New Mexico Historic Sites and Amigos de Los Luceros for this fun and free community event and picnic at Los Luceros Historic Site 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17.
Casey Harthorn of New Mexico Game & Fish will lead a family fishing workshop as the highlight of this event. All equipment will be provided and no experience is required. Children under 12 do not need a fishing license to participate, but anyone over 12 that will be fishing will need to acquire a license beforehand.
In addition to the fishing fun, the Amigos de Los Luceros will offer tours of Casa Grande and the chapel at the property. At 1 p.m., Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres will give a Curanderismo presentation. Families are invited to come and go anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and bring a picnic.
This is the third event in the Culture and Nature series. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is partnering with New Mexico Historic Sites and Amigos de Los Luceros to make these events possible. Culture and Nature events are happening 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month through September at Los Luceros Historic Site and will each have different activities and themes.
Upcoming Culture and Nature events:
- Sunday, July 15: Water Brings Life
- Tour the fields and acequias of Los Luceros and participate in family-friendly activities to learn more about them.
- Sunday, Aug. 19: Spanish Colonial Life
- Tour Los Luceros properties and enjoy a Spanish puppet show by Cristina Masoliver
- Sunday, Sept. 16: Apple Harvest
- Spend the day picking apples, listening to two live concerts, and visiting vendors and food trucks.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.