New LANL Science Learning Center Will Serve As Multipurpose Classroom At Nature Center

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  • PEEC Executive Director Katherine Watson Featured On LANL Community Connections Podcast

A Community Connections podcast episode featuring the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has just been released from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Community Programs Office.

Katherine Watson

PEEC Executive Director Katherine Watson highlights the new exhibits, events and workshops that PEEC will now be able to offer the community from their new headquarters at 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. The new center celebrated its grand opening April 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

LANL’s Community Programs Office Deputy Director Carole Rutten interviews Watson in the episode. Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) gifted $100,000 to create this multipurpose classroom and to make the new planetarium at the Los Alamos County Nature Center, which will be the site of programs such as PBS Science Café, a reality.

“Once we were able to announce the gift from LANS, we had a surge in donations from others,” Watson said. “We had 280 individuals or households donate and 14 companies donate to the capital campaign, and most of them were all here in Los Alamos.”

Teacher trainings and a wide variety of hands-on classes and workshops for kids and adults will be offered in the new LANL Science Learning Center. Field trips conducted from PEEC will convene in the centrally located classroom. The summer family evening will largely take place in this classroom as well.

The episode can be accessed here, along with the entire podcast series.

About LANL Community Connections Podcasts

LANL Community Connections Podcasts are produced by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Community Programs Office. Podcasts are produced in support of the Community Commitment Plan, focusing on education, economic development and community giving. A full list of episodes can be found at

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