Hike Up Mesa de Las Casas

By Stan Renfro
JEMEZ HIKING
Mesa de Las Casas
At 10 a.m., on Friday, December 8, I will lead a hike up Mesa de Las Casas, leaving from the intersection of Camino Corto and Vista Hermosa, located above the Trailhouse store.
Bring water and food, and don’t forget that the weather may get colder than it is, and may surprise us. The journey takes about five hours, and is precipitous.

How to get Started on Your Own Penstemon Garden

By Sandra West

PAJARITO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

On Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., gardener and scientist Larry Deaven will share stories, tips, and photos to get you started on your own penstemon garden. This special presentation at the Los Alamos Nature Center is free and made possible by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).Continue reading

Stars and Mysteries in the Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

Sandra West

NATURE CENTER PLANETARIUM

On Friday, December 1st at 7 PM, Paul Arendt will project the December night sky on the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium dome and introduce neighboring galaxy, planets, and other celestial objects visible without telescopes. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play in the planetarium on December 2nd and 3rd at 2 PM. These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

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Play Eight-Player Super Smash Bros. on the Nature Center Planetarium Dome

By Sandra West

PAJARITO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

Play an eight-player Super Smash Bros. tournament on a 10’ x 20’ screen. Find out on Tuesday, November 21, when the Los Alamos Teen Center and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will project the video game onto the planetarium dome at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This event is free and open to the public. The tournament starts at 6 p.m., so bring your friends and quick reflexes.

This fun evening will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505) 662-0460.

Cacti are Cool:  Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices with DIY Terrariums

Cacti are Cool:
Celebrating Indigenous Ecological Practices with DIY Terrariums

Friday, December 1 | 10am – 12noon

MoCNA Project Lab

Take a moment to stop and smell…the cactus! Spend a morning learning about indigenous dryland and desert ecological practices through our current exhibition, Desert ArtLAB: Ecologies of Resistance, and then put that knowledge to use by building your own cactus terrarium.

 

This event is limited to 20 participants with a fee of $10 for materials. For more information and to RSVP, please contact MoCNA Membership + Programs Manager Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) at (505) 428-5907 or ahanley@iaia.edu.

New Mexicans Gear Up to Confront Interior Secretary Zinke Over the Air We Breathe

Ramona Blaber

SIERRA CLUB

The San Juan Basin, our  neighboring methane gas producing area.

 

Parents, faith leaders and elected officials will gather at BLM offices statewide Monday to deliver comments opposing another attempt to undermine a key BLM safeguard that would reduce methane waste from oil and gas operations on public lands.

New Mexico citizens have commented in overwhelming support of these rules again and again. The two-year delay proposed would undermine public health and royalty income to New Mexico and allow oil and gas companies to continue leaking methane and other toxic pollution into the air we breathe. New Mexicans will deliver comments in person on the last day of the BLM’s public-comment period on the proposed delay.

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¡COLORES! EPISODE FEATURING FRIDA KAHLO – HER PHOTOSCURATOR PABLO ORTIZ MONASTERIO

…and other upcoming events at the UNM Art Museum.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Episode Airs Saturday, November 4, 4:00pm

New Mexico PBS/KNME-TV
Tune into ¡COLORES! New Mexico PBS to watch an interview with the curator of “Frida Kahlo – Her Photos.  In this segment Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio shares how these photographs, which lay hidden in the Frida Kahlo Museum for over 50 years, expand our understanding of her life and art.
¡COLORES! is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. The series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theater, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.

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