foundersThe establishment of PEEC as an organization and the opening of the Los Alamos Nature Center has been a collaborative effort, resulting from the work of many devoted supporters. Nearly everything we do depends critically on the involvement of so many volunteers, community members, and other organizations.

These supporters generously donate their time, money and resources, but they also in return become part of the PEEC community – a supportive group of people and organizations who together make amazing things happen in our community.

Are you interested in getting involved? Here are a few ways to do so.

Become a Member

member2Join PEEC for as little as $35 a year, and receive discounts, invitations to special events, reciprocal benefits at other nature centers, and more. Learn more about membership, and join today!


Fun_with_Mud2Donations to PEEC allow us to continue to offer free admittance to the Los Alamos Nature Center, hold free or low-cost events, talks and outings, and provide educational opportunities in our schools. Visit our Donate page to learn more about how you can support environmental education in our community, even just by shopping at the grocery store.

Adopt an Animal or Garden

salamanderEach of our animals and gardens is unique and helps teach about nature on the Pajarito Plateau. You can help local wildlife or one of the animals feel extra special, and at the same time support PEEC, by adopting an animal, garden, or outdoor area.

Get a Brick

paverBricks and pavers are a great way to get your name, or the name of a special someone, recognized at the nature center! Custom bricks are available to be displayed in our garden areas.

Join the Vertical Mile Society

The Vertical Mile Society, PEEC’s legacy fund, will ensure that PEEC and the Los Alamos Nature Center are ready for whatever changes come our way. Join the Vertical Mile Society today!


volunteersOur wonderful volunteers are critical to the success of our organization. Learn about different volunteer opportunities that might fit your interests, from serving as a docent at the Los Alamos Nature Center, to helping to maintain our gardens. There are a number of different ways to become involved as a volunteer.