Kindergarteners get outside and explore patterns and shapes in nature on PEEC’s field trips. These field trips and other work are funded through the generosity of granters like Triad National Security. Photo by Bob Walker
Thanks to the generosity of Triad National Security, a lot more kids will be getting out on the trails and into nature to learn science through hands-on lessons. Triad recently granted the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) $5,000 to continue its work getting students outside for engaging science learning.
An example of the kind of work funded through the generosity of grantors like Triad is PEEC’s kindergarten field trips. On these trips, kindergarteners build the foundational skills they will need for a lifetime of science and math learning. Through active play and sensory exploration, students start to see patterns and shapes everywhere. They also begin recognizing signs of a living ecosystem, like learning that the pinecone they just crunched underfoot was a squirrel’s lunch!
PEEC is grateful for Triad’s commitment to the community. Their support enables PEEC and many other nonprofits to continue doing critical work for the people of Northern New Mexico.
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 operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, 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 $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org