Midday Solstice Celebration At PEEC Today

Dave Yeamans on the human sundial. Photo by Rebecca Shankland


Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center at noon today and enjoy a midday solstice celebration.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will get out its measuring sticks and mark shadow lengths on the human sundial to document the longest midday shadows of the year. This short celebration will be the first in a series of measurements to see how shadow lengths change over the course of a year.

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. 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.