Join PEEC And Department Of Public Utilities For Online Summer Camp


During ScienceFest Discovery Day 2019, PEEC and the DPU made s’mores in a solar oven. Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities for a virtual summer camp! Conservation Camp will meet from Monday, July 20 ­– Friday, July 24 and is for students entering 4th – 6th grade. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Would your child like to build a wind turbine, cook in a solar oven or craft a water filtration system? You are in luck! The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are offering a new, online Conservation Camp!

This camp is for students entering 4th to 6th grade. The camp will take place virtually from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24. It’s free to participate in, but registration is required and space is limited to 20 campers. Campers will spend the week doing hands-on activities and talking with other kids about conservation.

Each day will start on Zoom with a check in from 9 – 10 a.m. During that time, the group will talk about different conservation topics and learn about the day’s project. Then, campers will have time offline to work on their projects. Finally, participants will meet back on Zoom from 4 – 5 p.m. so everyone can share their projects! PEEC educator Elizabeth Watts will lead this camp.

PEEC and the DPU will provide campers with all the materials they need to participate except for a computer and Internet access. Visit to register now. Space is limited to 20 campers, so sign up soon! Participants will receive instructions on picking up materials and joining the Zoom meetings via email. If you have any questions, email

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit

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