PEEC & Los Luceros Historic Site Announce Three Family Events For New Mexico Outdoor Pass Program

Spend time outdoors and learn about nature with NMOP! Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The New Mexico Outdoor Pass (NMOP) program has announced three upcoming family events at Los Luceros Historic Site, designed to encourage spending time outdoors and learning about nature.

The first event is Insect & Bird Day, taking place 9 a.m. Sunday, April 2. Special guests Audubon Southwest and New Mexico Wildlife Center will join the event, providing the opportunity to meet live bird ambassadors from the New Mexico Wildlife Center, check out wild birds through binoculars and participate in fun activities and games.

The second event is Fish Day, taking place 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7. New Mexico Game & Fish will lead a beginner-friendly fishing workshop, providing fishing poles and bait. Participants can learn to cast a line, identify and release their fish.

The third event is Mammal Day, taking place 9 a.m. Sunday, June 4. Participants will learn about mammals by investigating mammal skulls and identifying them through their tracks and scat.

All events are free and participants can get a stamp for their NMOP booklet. By filling the booklet with stamps, they will be rewarded with prizes. Those who do not have an NMOP booklet can pick one up at either the Los Alamos Nature Center or Los Luceros.

The NMOP program is a joint effort between Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Luceros Historic Site. The program encourages spending time outside with family and rewards participants for doing so. Special thanks to sponsors, Clif Family Foundation, N3B and the Outdoor Equity Fund for making this program possible.

For more information about this event, visit the following link, Special Events, and for other PEEC programs, visit, email, or call 505.662.0460. 

About PEEC:

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 several 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 gift shop merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit

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