Helping children create fun experiences outside is a rewarding way to share the value of nature. PEEC staff lead backpacking trips for youth and families, one of many ways to get kids outside. Courtesy photo
Want to help kids get outside? There will be an informational meeting about The Big Outdoors, a new program organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The Big Outdoors will give adults concerned about children’s disconnect from nature a chance to make a difference in a deeply personal way.
BBBS has a long waiting list, especially for boys wanting a Big. PEEC knows there are many outdoors-oriented men and women in our community who might want to dedicate 6 to 8 hours a month to taking a child outside to hike, snowshoe, ski, and enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer. That’s why the two organizations have partnered up to develop this one-on-one mentoring program focused entirely on the outdoors.
For those who are interested in The Big Outdoors program, attend the meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 and bring questions. PEEC and BBBS staff will be present to answer questions and share information about the program.