Staff at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos were recently recognized by state and national organizations for the quality of their work. PEEC’s Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel and Education Programs Director Siobhan Niklasson received awards.
The National Association of Interpretation awarded Creel and his co-authors the Media Award for a brochure he wrote while he worked at Grand Canyon National Park. The Interpretive Media Awards promote excellence in the delivery of natural, cultural and historical interpretive services. Creel received the award at the recent NAI conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Siobhan Niklasson. Courtesy photo
The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico awarded Siobhan Niklasson the Dr. Richard W. Becker Award of Excellence in Environmental Education. Siobhan was recognized for her engaging and innovative work in the Los Alamos Public Schools and beyond. She received the award at the recent EEANM Environmental Literacy Summit in Albuquerque.
“We’re lucky to have such excellent staff on board at PEEC,” PEEC Executive Director Katherine Watson said. “Jonathan brings the nature center high-quality exhibits and programs which educate and fascinate. Siobhan’s work in the schools has introduced thousands of children to the joy of being outside in nature, and helps teachers deliver hands-on science to their classes. Both Jonathan and Siobhan are assets to our nature center and our whole community and we’re proud that they have received this well-deserved recognition.”