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Spring 2022 Field Trip Offerings

We are excited to offer our standards-based spring field trips with PEEC for 2022! We offer trips to the Nature Center as well as educator-led experiences at your school. Pick which field trip you’re interested in below, then use our form to register. Contact elizabeth@peecnature.org with any questions. 

For Los Alamos schools, there is no fee for the field trip. You only need to cover transportation for the Nature Center trips. Some classes have used the Atomic City Transit to travel to the Nature Center. For schools outside Los Alamos, contact us for pricing. 

Field trips by grade:

Grade Offerings at the Nature Center (T or Th)Offerings at your School (W or F)
PreKAnimal Adaptations
1stAnimal Adaptations, PlanetariumEcology Hike
2ndWeathering & Erosion, Waterwise Plants, Planetarium Ecology Hike
3rdWaterwise Plants, PlanetariumEcology Hike, Electricity & Magnetism, Aquifers & Water Conservation
4th-6thPlanetariumEcology Hike, Electricity & Magnetism, Aquifers & Water Conservation
7thElectricity & Magnetism, Aquifers & Water Conservation
8thElectricity & Magnetism

Animal Adaptations 2 hours, up to 3 classes

Students will explore the animals in the nature center, take a hike to look for signs of animals, and have time to play outside in the nature play area.  Back to top.

Weathering and Erosion on the Pajarito Plateau 2 hours, up to 3 classes

Students will participate in hands-on activities to explore weathering and erosion, take a hike to look for signs of erosion, and have time to explore our nature play area. Back to top.

Waterwise Plants 2 hours, up to 3 classes

Students learn how adaptations allow plants to survive in our arid climate, and conduct a plot study to compare “wild” and “garden” plots. They will also have time to explore our nature play area. Back to top.

Planetarium 2 hours, up to 3 classes

Visit the Nature Center planetarium for a live, interactive presentation. Topics are either the seasons and the moon, or the solar system. Can be combined with an educator-led hike or a hands-on activity related to the topic. Back to top.

Electricity and Magnetism 45-60 minutes per class

Students will build an electromagnet and learn about how Los Alamos’ electricity is generated. We will also discuss ways to conserve water in daily life. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. Back to top.

Aquifers and Water Conservation 45-60 minutes per class

Students will build a model aquifer and learn about where Los Alamos’ water comes from. We will also discuss ways to conserve water in daily life. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. Back to top.

Ecology Hike 1-2 hours

Students will explore trails near their school with a PEEC educator. Content varies depending on the local environment, but will include an activity on observation of the natural world answering the questions “I Notice, I Wonder.” Back to top.

If you’d like to schedule a homeschool visit, scout visit, or another group program, please find more information and pricing here.

Pricing for out-of-district schools

1 to 25 students: $100

26 to 50 students: $150

Ask about funding opportunities for public schools.

We cannot accommodate groups larger than 50 at the nature center. Please schedule two visits for groups larger than this. Contact our education department to schedule your next field trip. Please indicate three possible dates for your visit.

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