PEEC: Learn About The Earth Below And The Skies Above Sunday At Los Luceros With NMOP

Los Luceros Historic Site in Alcalde. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Created by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Luceros Historic Site, the New Mexico Outdoor Pass (NMOP) is a FREE booklet included with FREE community events for families where everyone gets rewarded for spending time outside. Participate in this activity and get a stamp for your New Mexico Outdoor Pass booklet. Fill your book with stamps and you’ll be rewarded with prizes!

Join us for an NMOP special event: Plants and Sky!, this Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. During this plants and sky-themed day at Los Luceros Historic Site (located at 253 Co Rd 41, Alcalde, NM), you’ll enjoy a tour of their grounds, participate in hands-on activities, and make arts and crafts. You’ll get an in-depth look at the Los Luceros gardens and orchards (9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the plants portion of the event), and as the day turns to evening, Los Luceros will stay open late to host a star viewing party (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the sky event). This is the perfect Sunday outing for you and your family!

Schedule of events:

7:00 AM – Los Luceros opens early for Dawn to Dusk Day. Take a nice walk on the property in the early morning and enjoy the crisp fall temperatures!

9:00 to 11:00 AM – Plants – More info coming soon as the fall harvest season progresses!

2:30 to 3:30 PM – Ranger-led tour of the Los Luceros historic district, with a special focus on the plants growing at the site.

7:30 PM – Los Luceros trails close to the public, but the main site will stay open late for night sky viewing.

6:00 to 8:30 PM – Sky – Take a look through a telescope at at the first-quarter moon, both Saturn and Jupiter, and some of the brighter stars in the evening sky. As it gets darker, astronomy experts will point out constellations, double stars, and deep-sky objects like nebulae, clusters, and especially the Andromeda galaxy.

Special thanks to our sponsors for making this program possible: Cliff Family Foundation, N3B, and the Outdoor Equity Fund.

For more information about this event, visit New Mexico Outdoor Pass: Plants and Sky!, and for other PEEC programs, visit, email, or call (505) 662-0460. 

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 several 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 gift shop merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit