Learn About The Sunrise Movement Of Northern New Mexico With PEEC’s Young Adult Advisory Group Sunday Jan. 10

Join Zoe Hemez from the Sunrise Movement of Northern New Mexico and PEEC’s Young Adult Advisory Group for an introduction to the local chapter of the Sunrise Movement, 4 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) Young Adult Advisory Group at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, to learn about the local chapter of the Sunrise Movement.

Zoe Hemez from the Sunrise Movement of Northern New Mexico will give a brief overview of the Sunrise Movement’s mission and share some examples of work that has been done by the Northern New Mexico chapter at this event.

After this introduction, she will take questions from participants, discuss how local young adults can get involved and brainstorm project ideas with the group.

Hemez grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2018. She has been a longtime climate activist in New Mexico and other areas of the United States. She is attending Western Washington University, where she is studying mathematics and energy science.

The Sunrise Movement is a nationwide, youth-led climate movement advocating for climate justice and a Green New Deal.

This event is the second program that PEEC’s Young Adult Advisory Group has hosted. The group is made up of young people ages 16-25 in Northern New Mexico that are interested in getting more involved with PEEC, guiding the organization’s programming and connecting other young adults with nature.

To get involved in the group, contact Christa Tyson at visitorservices@peecnature.org.

This program will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required to get the event link and password. Go to peecnature.org/events to find out more and sign up!

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email publicity@peecnature.org 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. The Los Alamos Nature Center is closed due to COVID-19, but there are many ways to learn about nature and interact with PEEC online. 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.