PEEC Offers Class on Life in Complex Soil Ecosystems

Los Alamos Historian Dorothy Hoard and student. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Come to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12 to learn about life in complex soil ecosystems from Leslie Dendy.

This informative and interesting class will look at pocket gopher teeth, earthworm hearts, and a cricket gizzard, and use microscopes to see the tiniest organisms that live underground.

Learn about how our lives depend on bacteria and fungi, what ants are good for, and who lives in all those holes!

Leslie Dendy has her Ph.D. in Biology and has taught at UNMLA for almost 40 years.

She has written two books for kids (Tracks, Scats, & Signs and Guinea Pig Scientists) and published dozens of articles and stories for children’s magazines.

Register in advance: $24 per family for members; $30 per family for non-members; and $15/$12 members for individuals.

Holiday Hours:

  • Dec. 26-29 Open normal hours 
  • Dec. 31-Jan. 1 Closed 
  • Jan. 2-5 Open normal hours

Normal hours: 12-4 Tues.-Fri.; 10-1 Sat.


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