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The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting classes in the Four Elements to teach kids about Earth, air, fire and water.
Each class will be 2-3:30 p.m., every other Wednesday in June and July, beginning June 12. The cost is $8 or $6.50 for PEEC members.
Melissa Mackey, a children’s librarian will teach the classes for students 8-12 years old.
June 12, the theme is Earth. Kids can build a mud town. Mackey will instruct how to make adobe bricks and educate with information about ancient and modern ways to build mud houses.
June 26, the theme is air. Kids will learn about air pressure science and make different hot air balloons. They will also learn the history of ballooning and the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
July 10, the theme is fire. The kids will learn the methods of fire building and cooking. A discussion on fire safety with permission from the Los Alamos Fire Department will instruct kids on fire dangers. In light of the Thompson fire, safety is an issue.
July 24, the theme is water. The kids will be taught about water resources and how to preserve, and on the scarcity on the Pajarito Plateau. They will also do some water science experiments and play scenario games that illustrate life without water.
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