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It just wouldn’t be an Earth Day Festival without entertainment, booths and food.
PEEC’s 13th Earth Day Festival will be from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Saturday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street. Park at the High School and ride the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the Center.
This year, the PEEC have two sets of entertainment sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.
At 11 a.m., Clan Tynker will perform. Clan Tynker is a family troupe that performs a wide variety of stunts in a whimsical “Old World/ Vaudeville” style of entertainment. The show is an enchanting kaleidoscope of skills from around the world performed to live music. A variety of juggling skills are displayed including balls and clubs. Other highlights of the show consist of stage magic, comedy and wire walking.
At noon, the Los Alamos-based band the Hill Stompers will perform.
Food will be available from the following vendors: Taste of New York will serve up hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza; Dosa Dosa will serve organic and vegan items; and Los Alamos Co-op Market offers ice cream and fresh fruit.
During the day, the public is invited inside the nature center to see Betty the bullfrog or Foxxy the hognose snake, and other displays like live butterflies.
The public also can gain knowledge about organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera, Sierra Club, Select Solar, Big Sky Learning. Cornerstones Community Partnership will help participants make their own earth bricks.
The “Walk like a Wolf” experience is another activity sponsored by the PEEC and the public may also check out animals brought by Camino de Paz School.
More activities include, helping plant seeds in the green house and learn all about the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. There are more than 20 booths full of information and fun activities.
The display of Lechuguilla Cave is offered for viewing and there is an opportunity to watch the 3-D movies. The showings are sponsored by the Friends of Mesa Public Library.
At the PEEC table, there is a sign up sheet for children to attend the summer gardening program and get them involved learning to grow their own healthy food.
Older children, can sign up for PEECs popular Nature Odyssey or Living Earth Adventure Program, summer weeks of learning about the Pajarito Plateau and Rio Grande. Adults and families can sign up for PEEC’s new camp, Medicine Hawk’s Summer Survival Basics.
The theme this year is Dig Nature. The celebration continues 6 p.m., Sunday with the free film, “Dirt! The Movie”, at the Reel Deal Theater.
There will be many information tables, giveaways and food to buy. For further information, please call PEEC at 672-0460 or visit the web site at PajaritoEEC.org.