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LAHS Student To Speak At Nature Center

on August 8, 2017 - 7:41am

Lillian Petersen

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos High School Student Lillian Petersen at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 as she presents her research on climate change.

Peterson has conducted three award-winning science fair projects that analyze fluctuating temperatures and precipitation rates, as well as how present-day extremes may impact crops in the future.

Peterson will give a basic overview of the science behind climate change and the correlations between CO2 and temperature for the past 800,000 years. She also will talk about the support and mentorship she receives from Decartes Labs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about her endeavors as she continues to impact the world of science.

Petersen just finished her freshman year. Some of her hobbies include running, playing the violin, ultimate Frisbee, computer programming and competing in science fairs. She has a passion for science and math, and she met the perfect balance between the two when her father taught her how to program when she was in fifth grade. As a climate change advocate, she has spent the past two years researching climate change and its effects.

Petersen recently qualified for two prominent science fairs:

  • National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium; and
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, where she placed third in the category of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Through her research, Petersen hopes to educate the world on climate change and how it will affect our planet.

This event is free to the public. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, or to register for this course, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.

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