Take Wing With PEEC and Win Private Flight Over Los Alamos!

PEEC News:

Here’s your chance to fly! Enter a raffle to “take wing” from Los Alamos Airport over the beautiful Jemez Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, and other points of interest for up to an hour with experienced local pilot Robert Gibson.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is selling raffle tickets through May 3, and proceeds of the raffle will help fund indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The wiinning ticket will be drawn at PEEC’s 14th Annual Earth Day Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 at the PEEC nature center, 3540 Orange St.

Raffle tickets are on sale for $10 each and can be purchased at the PEEC nature center, online at www.PajaritoEEC.org, at the Los Alamos Co+op Market and at Fusion Multisport. There is no limit to how many tickets an individual can purchase.

The flight will be scheduled at a time that is mutually agreeable to the raffle winner and the pilot. The number of people that can go on the flight depends on a weight limit, but it typically includes two adults or one adult and two children.

The proceeds of the raffle will help fund PEEC’s campaign of raising $1 million to purchase indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. “The Take Wing Raffle is the signature event, which will kick off PEEC’s new series of Take Wing Events,” explained PEEC Executive Director Katie Watson. “After the raffle is completed, we will announce a number of never-before offered, extremely exclusive, special events that will be made available as thank-you gifts to those who donate at least $150 per person to PEEC’s capital campaign.” 

Watson added that the exclusive events will include a tour of Abiqui with Kirt Kempter, a secret slot canyon hike, a visit to the Hippie Hole (a.k.a. Sulphur Springs) in La Cueva, a birding weekend in eastern New Mexico, special tours of the Valles Caldera with a meal in the Bond Cabin, a nature film and breakfast at the Reel Deal, a Buffalo Tour of private homestead houses, a SimTable demonstration and dinner, a private art show cocktail party, a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History led by the museum director, and much more. The full list of opportunities will be available to the public beginning at the Earth Day Festival and the tours will be spread throughout the year leading up to the grand opening of the new nature center.

Los Alamos County is building the new nature center, which will open in spring 2015. PEEC has been awarded the contract to run the new center and as part of the agreement will outfit the center with professional exhibits. PEEC has already raised 75 percent of the $1 million for the exhibits, but there is still a long way to go, so please support this important new community resource by buying raffle tickets and/or making a donation.

To learn more visit www.PajaritoEEC.org or call 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 toenrich 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 http://www.PajaritoEEC.org.


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