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Los Alamos Middle School Seeks Soil Donations

on August 28, 2014 - 7:14am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Middle School is seeking the donation of bagged dirt, soil or compost for some large scale planting projects over the course of the next month.

Those willing to make donations can drop them off at the main office or call 505.663.3252 to request a pick up.


Certified Arborist Laural Hardin Discusses Beneficial Insects For Gardens

on August 28, 2014 - 7:11am

Laural Hardin

PEEC News:

Are all insects bad for your garden? Absolutely not! In fact, some are beneficial to it. Popular presenter and certified arborist Laural Hardin is returning to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 to talk about which insects are beneficial, and what you can do to cultivate their benefits.

Predacious beneficial insects are becoming the preferred method for treating problem insects in professional greenhouse production and in the backyard garden.

LAMS Morning Walk-Run Club Seeks Members

on August 28, 2014 - 6:45am

SFI Seminar: 'The Secret Life of Active Colloids'

on August 28, 2014 - 6:42am

Gabriel Redner

SFI News:

The Santa Fe Institute will host a seminar at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the Collins Conference Room, 1399 Hyde Park Road. Gabriel Redner, Brandeis University, will speak on "The Secret Life of Active Colloids.”


Active systems are composed of self-propelled units which interact to produce a wide range of complex behaviors. In this talk I will describe a minimalist active system comprised of self-propelled spheres immersed in a fluid and confined to two dimensions, interacting through hard-core repulsion alone.

School Board Discusses Superintendent Candidates In Special Closed Meeting Thursday

on August 27, 2014 - 3:32pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building, Conference Room A.

The agenda items for the Special Meeting include a motion to go into a closed Executive Session to discuss prospective candidates for the position of superintendent and their qualifications, per Section 10-15-1-(H)(2) as allowed in the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978.

After the Executive Session, the meeting will adjourn.


New Mexico Electric Car Challenge Nov. 22

on August 27, 2014 - 6:58am

New Director of Interpretation Moves From Florida to Join PEEC Team

on August 25, 2014 - 12:12pm

Jonathan Creel

PEEC News:

It wasn’t all that long ago that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) operated as an all volunteer organization.

Last fall three new part-time staff members joined the team, more than doubling the staff, and last month a sixth part-time staff member came on board. Jonathan Creel moved from his home in Florida to join PEEC as the director of interpretation, a newly created role. 

As the director of interpretation, Creel will be in charge of designing the rotating exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center, which will be opening next spring