Kids will participate in hands-on activities and field trips provided by the summer Pebble Pups program. Courtesy photo
Youth ages 5 to 9 are invited to explore geology this fall at the Los Alamos Nature Center in the Pebble Pups program, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
This program helps kids embark on a journey to learn about rocks, fossils and local geology through active games and activities with Patrick Rowe of the Los Alamos Geological Society and an experienced PEEC educator. The Pebble Pups school-year program meets one Tuesday a month and is perfect for new or returning Pebble Pups members. Pebble Pups program starts Sept. 20 and runs through May 16.
This engaging geology program meets 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, except December. This program is part of the Future Rockhounds of America badge program, and accomplishments at each meeting will help kids earn badges to show their personal achievement. The Pebble Pups program also includes Saturday field trips that correlate with earth science topics covered at the Tuesday meetings.
Field trips are open to the whole family as well as the public and will be announced as they approach.Registration is now open and space is limited. The school-year Pebble Pups program costs $190. PEEC members can register at a discounted rate of $160.