April 2021 Membership Drive

Due to the pandemic and the closure of the nature center over the last year, active PEEC memberships have dipped lower than they’ve been in years. If you’ve been on the fence about joining our membership program now is a great time to support your favorite nature center!

PEEC would like to help our members get outside and connect with nature! In honor of Earth Day and our membership drive, we’re holding an experience giveaway for new members or current members that renew or upgrade their membership. This giveaway is a great opportunity to learn about birding, astronomy, or wildflowers; and to get outside with a local expert. Our goal is to reach 700 memberships by the end of the month! That’s a goal of 200 new member families. Do you need a gift idea for a birthday, teacher appreciation, or anniversary? PEEC memberships make great gifts!

Details:

  1. Any new member or membership renewal purchased between April 19 – 30 will be automatically entered in a drawing for a PEEC-led nature excursion. Any member that upgrades their membership to our auto-renewal yearly membership will be entered 5 times. Current lifetime members and current auto-renewal members will be automatically entered in the drawing 5 times. 
  2. Click here to join or renew as a member. You can also mail a check to PEEC at 2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544. If you would like a staff member to help you, please call 505-662-0460 or stop by during our open hours
  3. Six winners will be announced on Monday, May 3rd at 10 AM on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will be notified by email or phone. Winners will have a choice (claimed on a first-come, first-served basis) of one of the below experiences. Our experts will then reach out to matched winners and set a time and date for the excursion. 
  4. If you win an excursion, you can invite 3 guests! 
  5. Use the following codes to save on a Family or Songbird level membership. Use code save5family for $5 off a Family Membership. Use code save10song for $10 off a Songbird Membership.

Why join PEEC’s membership program?

Becoming a member of PEEC is about becoming a part of a community of nature lovers. With an annual membership to PEEC, your support enables the organization to operate the Los Alamos Nature Center and share the amazing natural beauty of our unique environment with people from all over the world. It also allows PEEC to offer a steady schedule of events on a variety of nature topics for all ages. But of course, membership has its benefits too! All PEEC members receive reciprocal benefits at other nature centers, special member pricing for events, discounts at the gift shop, a quarterly newsletter, and much more.

Prize Options:

  1. Half-day birding trip with Mouser Williams: Join PEEC volunteer and local birder, Mouser Williams, on a half-day birding trip. Take a leisurely stroll along a trail and learn about the birds in our area. He will teach you how to identify birds by sound and sight. Mouser will tailor the excursion to whatever the winner would like to do. This is a great opportunity for casual wildlife watchers or expert birders. The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn more about Mouser.
  2. Half-day birding trip with Mouser Williams: Join PEEC volunteer and local birder, Mouser Williams, on a half-day birding trip. Take a leisurely stroll along a trail and learn about the birds in our area. He will teach you how to identify birds by sound and sight. Mouser will tailor the excursion to whatever the winner would like to do. This is a great opportunity for casual wildlife watchers or expert birders. The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn more about Mouser.
  3. Wildflower walk with Chick Keller: Join PEEC’s Jemez Mountains Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, for a leisurely wildflower walk. This will be an easy walk to identify some of our local wildflower beauties. Chick will scout the trails for the best places to see wildflowers the week before the walk and select a location based on what is blooming. This excursion will last 1.5-2 hours. The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn more about Chick.
  4. Stargazing with Rick Wallace: Join Rick Wallace for a look at the night sky using his telescope. In this astronomy session, you will have the opportunity to learn what you can see in the night sky during the month of the outing, including constellations, planets, and more. We will concentrate on deep sky nebulae and galaxies. This opportunity is perfect for beginning stargazers who want to learn more or advanced astronomers looking for the chance to talk with an astrophysicist. The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn more about Rick.
  5. Stargazing with Galen Gisler: Join Galen Gisler for a look at the night sky using his telescope. In this astronomy session, you will have the opportunity to learn what you can see in the night sky during the month of the outing, including constellations, planets, and more. This opportunity is perfect for beginning stargazers who want to learn more or advanced astronomers looking for the chance to talk with an astrophysicist. The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn more about Galen.
  6. Bird watching with Bob Walker: Join Bob Walker in the Los Alamos nature center’s wildlife observation room before opening hours for a morning of birding. Chat with Bob as he points out birds and discusses the wildlife habitat at the nature center. This is your opportunity to ask Bob any questions you might have about birds or birding in general! The winner can invite up to three guests. Click here to learn about Bob.

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