PEEC NEWS RELEASE
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is happening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Los Alamos Nature Center.
Throughout the day, guests can visit a variety of local, regional and state booths with all kinds of activities and information to celebrate Earth Day. Recycle Man will provide interactive entertainment at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the Hill Stompers will perform at noon.
Festival entertainment is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust.
Enjoy delicious snacks or lunch from Manko Native American Fusion and Muy Salsas. Don’t forget that this is a zero-waste event, so PEEC encourages everyone to bring their own water bottle, utensils and cloth napkins to help reduce the waste generated from the festival.
In the planetarium, the Los Alamos Zero Waste Team will be showing short videos during the festival. Wander inside to learn more about environmental conservation and sustainability. Plus, it’s a great spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festival. After the festival, come watch at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. the full-dome film, Life: A Cosmic Story.
There will be no parking available at the nature center. Instead, park at the Justice Center (across from the library) and ride the free Atomic City Transit bus straight to the nature center.
The Earth Day Festival is made possible thanks to support from PEEC’s sponsors Enterprise Bank & Trust and Los Alamos MainStreet. PEEC also partners with Atomic City Transit, Los Alamos County Environmental Services, and Department of Public Utilities, and the Los Alamos Zero Waste Team to organize this event.
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 program discounts and gift shop merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit peecnature.org