PEEC’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night kick off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, March 10 for an evening of family fun.
The night kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party in the planetarium and continues 6-7 p.m. with Family Night.
Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s sponsors. New Mexico Bank & Trust sponsors Family Star Parties and Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos sponsors Family Nights.
At the Family Star Party, participants will learn about the Spring Equinox, including various traditions used to mark this day around the world. The group also will look at Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — all of which are now visible in the night sky.
At Family Night, attendees will enjoy a craft, story or other activity with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. Parents are required to stay with their children at both programs.
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.