Kiwanis Club Sponsors Storytelling At Nature Center 6 p.m. Today

Gathered around the campfire to listen and imagine. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing two great storytellers to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 to light up one’s imagination.

Gather under the planetarium stars to enjoy nature-inspired storytelling. With master storytellers Teralene (Terry) Foxx and Kimberly Gotches as guides, children and adults will embark on an adventure to meet all kinds of animals, learn about stars, and even go fishing.

This program is free thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

Teralene (Terry) Foxx is known as an ecologist and storyteller, who uses storytelling in schools, churches, and environmental settings. She teaches classes in journaling, plant identification, and art technique’s to both children and adults. Foxx has works effectively with both children and adults. To become a master storyteller, she completed a four-year apprenticeship in storytelling from the School of Sacred Storytelling and traveled to several countries and around the US. Foxx has been a presenter at the National Storytelling Network Conference and other venues including Nature Odyssey, PEEC’s summer camp. 

Kimberly Gotches is a former youth services librarian from Chicagoland, Kimberly has nearly ten years of experience telling stories to children of all ages at libraries, daycare centers, and schools. Before that, she dedicated herself to older adults as a Longterm Care Case manager, leading original storytelling, improvisation, and writing workshops. A winner of the Intergeneration 2013 Storytelling Contest, Gotches tells folktales with ageless themes as well as personal stories that celebrate the powerful benefits of intergenerational relationships. She draws from coursework in creative writing, acting, movement/dance, expressive art therapy, and improvisation to offer dynamic stories and inspire interaction with the audience.

This event is at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.