Explore Wildlife And Dark Sky Conservation With PEEC

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A gray fox visiting the Los Alamos Nature Center in the early morning in March 2019. Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center this Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. to learn about dark sky and wildlife conservation efforts. PEEC’s astronomy talk of the week is happening on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. and will focus on neutrinos. Photo Courtesy PEEC


 Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. for a live-streamed panel discussion about night sky conservation. This program will focus on the impacts of light pollution on wildlife, local efforts to keep our treasured night skies dark and what communities can do to get involved. Starr Woods of Valles Caldera National Preserve, Scott McFarland of Bandelier National Monument, Aubrey Larsen from the Utah Community Development Office and National Park Service physical scientist and lighting specialist Jeremy White will speak on this panel.

In addition to Thursday’s talk, PEEC’s astronomy talk of the week is happening on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Did you know that billions of tiny, invisible particles are streaming through you every second? Those are neutrinos, the almost undetectable particles critical to our understanding of the sun, the universe and ourselves. Astrophysicist Jonah Miller will tell the fascinating story of neutrinos at this talk, which includes a mine located 2 km beneath Sudbury, Ontario; massive black holes; Antarctica; the life of our sun and the death of massive stars!

Be sure to tune in for PEEC’s weekly virtual vinyasa flow yoga class, too! This class is held every Sunday from 10 – 11 a.m. Tyson is the Visitor Services Manager at PEEC and has been teaching yoga since 2003.

Sign up for these programs and more now at peecnature.org/events! All of these events will be hosted via the live-streaming platform Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom security and to receive the meeting link and password.