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LAFD Bike Team Demonstrates Safety To Girl Scouts

on September 26, 2017 - 9:46am

The Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team over the weekend discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety

PEEC: Los Luceros Birding Trip Oct. 7

on September 26, 2017 - 8:50am

The Rio Grande at Los Luceros. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a special opportunity Saturday, Oct. 7 to go birding at New Mexico Historic Site Los Luceros.

The trip will be led by expert birder Joe Fitzgibbon, and is $10 per person for PEEC members and $12 per person for all others. This birding trip is limited to 12 participants, and expected to fill quickly.

Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites, and was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). More than 150 bird species have been seen at Los Luceros,

Study: New Mexico 8th Worst State For Teachers

on September 26, 2017 - 6:22am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and a number of states, such as Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota, currently facing pension crises that adversely affect their educators, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.
 

Daily Postcard: Double Rainbow Over LAHS

on September 26, 2017 - 5:25am

Daily Postcard: A double rainbow appears Saturday over Los Alamos High School. Photo by Amy Casson

PEEC Brings New Film To Planetarium

on September 25, 2017 - 11:32am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is bringing a new full-dome planetarium film to the Los Alamos Nature Center this month. 
 
Dark Matter Mystery will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and be accompanied by a presentation by Dr. Joyce Guzik. This new show will also play in the nature center planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
 
Dark Matter Mystery sheds light on a seemingly intangible substance that makes up nearly a third of a third of the observable Universe.

Letter To The Editor: Changes To New Mexico STEM-Ready Science Standards

on September 25, 2017 - 11:31am
By ELENA E. GIORGI
Los Alamos

New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) recently released a draft of proposed changes to New Mexico STEM-ready science standards to be voted during the hearing Oct. 16.
 
They can be read in full on the PED website (http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/PublicNotices.html), under rule 6.29.10. These proposed changes scrap facts like the age of the Earth and the fact that temperatures have been steadily rising in the past years. The word evolution has also been taken out.
 
As a mother, a scientist, and a science educator, I find such censoring alarming,

Today Is Native Women's Equal Pay Day

on September 25, 2017 - 9:24am

AAUW News:

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

Editor’s note: This post was originally written by Elizabeth Bolton in 2015 and updated in 2017 by Senior Researcher Kevin Miller, Ph.D.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: There’s a pay gap between women and men, and that gap is widest on average for Latinas, black women, and Native women. In fact, American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents for every dollar white men are paid. For Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women, that number is 59 cents.

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