Summer Family Evenings At Los Alamos Nature Center – Rattlesnake Museum

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center on June 15 to learn more about rattlesnakes. Photo by Bob Myers
PEEC News:
Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles.
To help explain how humans can cohabitate with our scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday June 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. He will bring snakes from the museum and be available to share his knowledge. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.
This Summer Family Evening event is a great way to discover which snakes and other reptiles live in New Mexico, how to identify them, what to do if you find a dangerous species in your backyard, some stories and legends about snakes, and snakebite prevention and treatment. 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 on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone. Here is a list of this year’s Summer Family Evenings schedule:
  • 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 take place at 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at the Los Alamos Nature Center. They 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 an Astronomy Show, Rockhound Geology Outing will spend Saturday at Shark’s Tooth Ridge, Young at Heart hikers explore a new trail on Saturday, Mysteries of the Unseen World plays in the planetarium on Saturday and Sunday, Nature Playtimes is on Monday, enjoy a Wildflower Walk Monday evening, Tuesday is a talk by Evan Rose about an adventure on the Colorado River, and Green Hour Hikes is Wednesday morning.
To find out more about any of these events, please visit here for details.