PEEC: Summer Family Evenings – The Final Frontier

The bright side of the moon, visible at the Los Alamos Nature Center at its first Summer Family Evening program Wednesday, June 8. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The community is invited to observe the moon and nearby planets through telescopes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.
This fun evening also will include activities, conversations with local astronomers, and exploring the virtual galaxy in the planetarium. Summer Family Evenings would not be possible without the generous support of Del Norte Credit Union.
Over the course of the summer, a variety of animals and organizations will visit the nature center Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone.
Here is a list of this year’s Summer Family Evenings schedule:
  • June 15 – Snakes from Albuquerque’s rattlesnake museum;
  • June 22 – Wolves from Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary;
  • June 29 – Goats from Gypsy Mountain Ranch and Second Bloom Farm;
  • July 6 – All kinds of creatures from Harrell House of Natural Oddities;
  • July 13 – Raptors from the Raptor Center presented by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay;
  • July 20 – Burro packers from Paraje Atajo Guest House; and
  • July 27 – Wildland Fire Fighters and their fire truck.
Summer Family Evenings are free for Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC at the nature center, visit here, email or call 505.662.0460.
Curious about what else is happening at the Los Alamos Nature Center this week? Each day offers something new:
  • Thursday is Nature Yoga;
  • Friday is Gentle Walks and the premiere of Black Holes in the planetarium;
  • Saturday is Young at Heart Hikers explore a new trail;
  • Saturday also is Black Holes playing in the planetarium;
  • Sunday is Laural Hardin teaching a Sustainable Soils class;
  • Monday is Nature Playtimes;
  • Tuesday is Family Night; and
  • Wednesday morning is Green Hour Hikes.
To find out more about any of these events, visit here for details.