PEEC Announces Forest Explorers Now Open To 4th – 6th Graders In Addition To 1st – 3rd Graders

PEEC Forest Explorers now available to 3rd and 4th graders. Photo Courtesy PEEC


The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is excited to announce that our beloved after-school kid’s club, Forest Explorers, is now available for grades 1st-3rd and 4th-6th. Forest Explorers will meet on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Jan 18 and ending on May 3.

During this 3-hour drop-off program, kids go on hikes from Los Alamos Nature Center and engage in self-directed exploration and play in the canyons, creeks, and surrounding forest. Children build forts, get close to the natural world, and build awareness of the different plants and animals around them. The program encourages children to have fun while working cooperatively, building gross motor skills, and learning more about the local ecology. 

Admission for this session (15 meetups) is $420 for PEEC members and $340 for non-members. Advance registration is required. For more information about these programs, visit the following links, Forest Explorers or Forest Explorers: 4th – 6th, 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