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LANL Foundation Grant Enables School Children To Experience Hands-on Science With Bird-Banding

on November 13, 2014 - 10:05am
Students participate in bird banding during a PEEC Migratory Bird Study Science Field Trip. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Thanks to a generous grant of $1,500 from the LANL Foundation, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has been able to hold seven field trips, as well as pre- and post-trip classroom visits, this fall for local 5th graders through the Migratory Bird Study Science Field Trip program.

The bird-banding program introduces the students, in an unforgettably personal way, to the birds that share their environment.

"This program exposes our schoolchildren to the core

New Report Looks At NM Student Drop-Out Numbers

on November 13, 2014 - 8:40am


Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CISNM) announces in a new report released today that there has been continued improvement and growth in graduation rates in New Mexico schools.

Communities In Schools of New Mexico is part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization and states that today's report demonstrates the program's impact on dropout rates, highlighted by local success stories, as well as data regarding the program's recent expansion to provide additional services to students in the region.

FIRST Robotics Los Alamos Open House Thursday

on November 12, 2014 - 12:21pm

Recruitment Firm Visiting Los Alamos To Gather Community Input For LAPS Superintendent Search

on November 12, 2014 - 11:09am
Stanley Paz of Ray and Associates Tucson office spoke to the Los Alamos School Board via Skype at Monday's Special Meeting. Paz will be one of the firm's representatives in Los Alamos next week to gather community input for the firm's efforts to locate the best possible candidates for LAPS superintendent. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and Vice President Kevin Honnell discuss the scheduling of Community Townhall meetings with Ray and Associates representatives.

LAMS Students Thank Those Who Served In U.S. Military

on November 12, 2014 - 10:08am
Handmade cards from Los Alamos Middle School students were delivered to the Elk’s Lodge, the VFW, the American Legion, Aspen Ridge and Sombrillo on Veterans Day for a special thank you to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Take Photo Tour Of Birds With Steve Kaye Wednesday

on November 11, 2014 - 11:35am

Steve Kaye

PEEC News:

Nature photographer and speaker Steve Kaye will lead a photo tour of birds at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at PEEC. In his presentation, Kaye will demonstrate how his photographing birds has led to a deeper connection with nature and important lessons in joyful living.

Kaye has been taking photos since 1965, or even 1955 if you consider the Brownie Hawkeye he had as a child. After almost 20 years of conducting research for major corporations, he left in 1992 to start a management training business.

In 2010, he reorganized this into his current photography and speaking

Children's Birding Program Wednesday At PEEC

on November 11, 2014 - 10:57am
The open beak of a great horned owl. Photo by Steve Kay

PEEC News:

Birding can be fun for all ages, and that is the idea behind an upcoming program at PEEC entitled “What Do You Eat with a Bill Like This?”

Treat your kids to an interactive discovery of how birds live and what they 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Photographer and birder Steve Kaye will show photos of birds, and then he will invite the children to guess how each bird might use its bill to find food. There will be a short hike after the presentation. 

Kaye has been taking photos casually since 1965 and