PEEC’s Fun And Educational After School Program Introduces Geology And Minerals To Kids

Kids can learn about geology and minerals in a program at PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Are you looking for something fun and educational for your school-aged child? Look no further than PEEC’s Introduction to Geology and Minerals, a two-part after school program on Wednesday afternoons.

Popular presenter and geologist Patrick Rowe will tailor the workshop to kids, so that they can explore the topic in a fun and hands-on manner. The classes are 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at PEEC. Parents can sign their children up for one or both sessions.

During the first session Feb. 18, Rowe will describe the three different types of rocks, go through the rock cycle, show examples of each type of rock, and then talk about how to identify different kinds of rocks. Feb. 25, Rowe will go into more detail about how each kind of rock is formed and where it can be found.

The cost is $20 for one session or $35 for both sessions. PEEC members receive discounted rates of $16 for one session or $28 for both. Advance registration is required, and those interested can sign up online at For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit the website or contact the organization at or 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (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 maintains a nature center, 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 $20. To learn more, visit


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