Learn About Becoming A Nature Center Docent

New Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This April will mark another milestone for Los Alamos: the much-anticipated Nature Center will open its doors to residents and visitors alike, so they can learn all about the nature they experience on the Pajarito Plateau.

The new nature center will be run by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a mostly-volunteer organization formed in Los Alamos in 2000. PEEC will be hosting an event 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 24 at its current location at 3540 Orange St., for those interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer docent.

The informal event will be held open house style, so anyone can drop in between 10 a.m. and noon. PEEC staff and current volunteers will be on hand to discuss what skills are needed to be a docent and what can be expected in this highly visible volunteer job. Pastries, coffee and tea will be served.

To learn more about becoming a docent or for information about the Feb. 24 open house event, contact PEEC Volunteer Coordinator Linda Boncella at linda@peecnature.org or 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (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 maintains a nature center, 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 $20. To learn more, visit http://www.peecnature.org.


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