Fun and entertainment for all ages is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
The festivities include delicious food, demos of the brand new planetarium projector, fun activities and exciting entertainment.
Many community booths will provide all kinds of activities and information to celebrate Earth Day. Activites incude at 10 a.m. a Naturalization Ceremony, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Recycle Man will provide interactive entertainment, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank and at noon, Wise Fool will perform. Lunch is available from Sirphey, Dave’s Dogs, the Los Alamos Co+op Market and Kettle Corn.
This year’s festival will focus on the journey to zero waste, so many of the activities show ways to repurpose, reduce, reuse and recycle. There will be a table for people to make outfits out of hard-to-recycle materials and a game for kids to help Roady the Roadrunner and Bugsy the Bug reduce their waste, sponsored by LA Net.
PEEC also is debuting its new planetarium projector during the Earth Day event. The planetarium will be open during the festival to show trailers of the full-dome films. At 2 p.m. PEEC will show the premiere of National Parks Adventure on the new projector. The film is coming to Los Alamos thanks to CB FOX, Metzgers, the Delle Foundation and Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Seating is limited and tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children.
There will be no parking available at the nature center. Instead, park at the Justice Center (across from the library) and ride the free Atomic City Transit bus straight to the nature center.
The 2018 Earth Day Festival is free. To learn more about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org.
This year the Earth Day Festival is made possible thanks to support from Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos Main Street, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security and Los Alamos Network. PEEC also partners with Atomic City Transit, Los Alamos County Environmental Services and Department of Public Utilities, KRSN, Los Alamos Daily Post and more to bring this event to the community.
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.