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On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Nature Center

on October 10, 2019 - 7:39am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday at the Los Alamos Nature Center are Christine Cloyd, left, who has volunteered with the organization for more than four years and Rachel Landman who has served at marketing manager for more than a year. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

PEEC Marketing Manager

Started April 23, 2016, the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau is a fun program to get families outside, exploring our beautiful trails together.

Los Alamos County, Bandelier, and the Valles Caldera have so many great trails, and now, thanks to support from the Delle Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation and George and Helen Cowan Trust, we’re giving you an easy way to discover them.

Passport to the Pajarito Plateau, Part 3 debuted at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27.

Now in its third edition, the Passport to the Pajarito has consistently proved to be one of PEEC’s most popular programs for all ages. Pick up any of the three passports at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, before you hit the trails.

Here’s how the program works:

  • As you hike the trails inside the passport, look for a wooden post or a bench with a small metal plate on it;
  • When you find the post, make a rubbing with your crayon rock (provided with your passport);
  • Bring the passport back to the nature center after you’ve hiked 2, 5, 8, and 12 trails, and you’ll earn a prize that you can use on your next trail adventure;
  • On Passport III, come back after you’ve hiked 8 and 12 hikes; and
  • If you complete all 16 hikes in any passport, we’ll have something extra-special for you.