PEEC: Summer Family Evenings – Wolves!

Learn about wolves and visit with one June 22 at the Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has arranged an exciting visit from Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22  at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Thanks to a sponsorship from Del Norte Credit Union, kids can visit with an ambassador wolf as the Sanctuary’s staff reveals fun and interesting facts about wolves. Learn about the diet, hunting strategies, family life, physical adaptations, and pack structure of wolves. The staff will also be available to answer questions. This event is part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings program.
 
Over the course of the summer, a variety of animals and organizations will visit the nature center on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone.
 
Summer Family Evenings schedule:
  • 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 take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center every Wednesdayevening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for PEEC members or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required. For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.
 
Curious about what else is happening at the Los Alamos Nature Center the week of June 22? Each day offers a way to enjoy nature: Thursday is Nature Yoga, Friday is Gentle Walks and Fourth Friday Fractals, Young at Heart hikers explore a new trail on Saturday, Black Holesplays in the planetarium on Saturday and Sunday, Nature Playtimes is on Monday, gardeners take over the nature center on Tuesday, and Green Hour Hikes is Wednesday morning. To find out more about any of these events, please visit www.peecnature.org for details.
 
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.
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