The Los Alamos Nature Center officially opened its doors on Earth Day, April 22 at 2600 Canyon Road. The project broke ground a year ago on Earth Day 2014.
The large crowd dodged raindrops Wednesday to open the new Center. Artists Greg Reiche who created the outdoor sculpture installation and painter Travis Bruce Black who did the paintings of local flora and fauna inside the Center were on hand, as well as Steve Fulton, chair of the Los Alamos Art in Public Places Board.
County Council Chair Kristin Henderson cut the red ribbon to officially open the new Nature Center. Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board member Felicia Orth thanked donors of the Nature Center on behalf of PEEC, which has the contract to operate the Center for the County and is funding exhibits through donations.
The Aspen Elementary School Choir performed a localized version of “This Land is Your Land” extolling beauties of the Pajarito Plateau.
The public is invited to attend a big Earth Day celebration Saturday at the new Nature Center.