Much Anticipated Mud Kitchen Coming to PEEC!

Young engineers construct a fort at the PEEC Nature Play area. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to build more forts at PEEC where fort-building area now includes a mud pie kitchen, complete with mud muffin tins, shovels and spatulas.

Whether you are an architect or mud chef, plan to be at PEEC from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, April 5 for First Friday Forts.

PEEC’s Nature Play area is fun for kids of all ages. Preschoolers come during field trips to explore and find insects while older kids watch their little seedlings turn into vegetable-producing plants.

Spring 2013 promises exciting improvements to the Nature Play area, including the much-anticipated mud kitchen.

A recently downed tree has provided new building materials, so the forts are growing bigger and better than ever.

Last month saw a front porch and multiple room additions to a main fort complex. There was no shortage of help hauling branches to the site, as parents and many children worked together to construct their forts.

Meanwhile, kids ranging in ages from one to 11 worked the mud into cool creations at the dirt piles. One parent said, “This is better than any of the play-lots in town!”

Join the First Friday Forts crew for a great afternoon of building forts and cooking up muddy fun at PEEC.

Parents must stay to supervise their children. Participation is free and no regisitration is required.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is at 3540 Orange St., behind Los Alamos High School.

Visit, call 662-0460, or e-mail for more information about this program.

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