PEEC: Youth Beginning Photography Class Oct. 22

A female Black-throated Gray Warbler chooses an awkward perch. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Retired school teacher Mrs. Magelssen will teach a beginning photography class for 2nd and 3rd graders 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
This beginning photography class will encourage children to discover the basics of composing good photographs through hands-on experience. Camera equipment will be provided. Students will identify pictures that are pleasing to the eye, take pictures of birds at the nature center, and take their photos home at the end of class. This class, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is a great way for children to explore photography and nature.
Mrs. Magelssen taught 1st & 2nd grade for 14 years before retiring in 2014. After retiring she took up birding and discovered that the best way to identify a bird was through a photo. So she combined the two hobbies – birding & photography. She misses teaching elementary students.
Class costs $20 for non-members and $16 for PEEC members. Camera equipment is provided along with snacks (no peanuts). Class space is limited to six students, so please sign up soon to reserve a spot. This class will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.