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Learn About Longest-Running Citizen Science Project In The World 7 p.m. Tuesday At Nature Center

on November 29, 2015 - 9:33am

Mouser Williams. Photo by Minesh Bacrania

PEEC News:

Local wildlife photographer, birder and occasional electrical engineer Mouser Williams will give a presentation at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 about the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count program.

The talk will cover the historical origins of the bird count, how it has grown in the last 116 years, and how scientists take advantage of such a rich database of bird population data. The Christmas Bird Count is coming to Los Alamos for the first time since 1953, and Dr.

Small Business Profile: PEEC Gift Shop Celebrates The Natural World

on November 28, 2015 - 7:47am
PEEC Executive Director PEEC Katie Watson outside the new Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost
Los Alamos Daily Post

If there is one stand-out quality in Los Alamos, it would be the community’s spectacular scenery and all the flora and fauna that goes with it.

For more than 10 years, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has strived to educate, celebrate, preserve and explore all the natural wonders of this community.

Sandra West, marketing manager for PEEC, explained the organization was founded in 2000, “by a group of dedicated

UNM-LA’s Sheri Lopez Proves Perseverance Does Pay Off

on November 27, 2015 - 9:43am

Sheri Lopez jokes with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján during Luján’s last visit to the UNM-LA campus to discuss STEM programs. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

2003 Pojoaque High School graduate Sheri Lopez’s college experience exemplifies the non-traditional student trajectory to success that UNM-LA believes can be the norm.

The young, single mother is attending New Mexico Tech in Socorro for mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace, and as a pre-engineering student at UNM-LA, Lopez was one of five students selected nationally for the Great Minds in STEM scholarship.

LAPS Foundation Grant Sends LAMS Band Director To National Music Education Conference In Nashville

on November 27, 2015 - 7:37am
LAMS Band Director Ryan Finn conducting his students. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Middle School Band Director and Music Teacher Ryan Finn was able to attend the National Music Education Conference in Nashville this year as part of a grant received by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

The conference, in October 2015, was a fantastic opportunity for Finn to spend time working with distinguished band directors and learn valuable new classroom techniques. 

The Band Directors’ Academy in particular was an inspiring and hugely beneficial program.

Los Alamos Dog Obedience Hosts Training Seminar

on November 26, 2015 - 10:06am
Joey Padilla of Santa Fe Tails Dog Academy teaches Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club members and Animal Shelter volunteers new training techniques last Sunday at LADOC. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club (LADOC) and the Friends of the Shelter hosted Joey Padilla, CTC, CPTA-KA, of Santa Fe Tails Dog Academy, Daycare and Resort for a seminar Sunday.
More than 20 LADOC members and Los Alamos Animal Shelter volunteers learned new techniques in dog training and teaching dog training classes.

Funding For Environmental Health Internships

on November 25, 2015 - 6:39am
NEHA News:
DENVER — The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), in collaboration with the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs is accepting applications for 30 summer 2016 environmental health interns sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Local, state and tribal environmental health departments are eligible to host students from accredited universities and colleges for this National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP). 
“This is a great opportunity for small, local health departments who may not have existing

Ride The Bus Tuesday, Dec. 1 ... Help LAPS!

on November 24, 2015 - 8:41am

LAPS had a strong bus-ridership turn-out on the 40th day – let’s do even better on the 80th day! Ride the school bus Tuesday, Dec. 1. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is once again asking for your help! 

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is the 80th day of school. This means that the Public Education Department counts all eligible students who are on the bus that day to calculate the local transportation funding for the year. The school with the highest ridership increase will receive a reward that will be determined.

Last year the students helped to increase LAPS funding for