PEEC reports to school board

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By Kirsten Laskey

At first, Los Alamos Public Schools gave the Pajarito Environmental Education Center a one-year lease, but the time was extended to three years in which the activities of PEEC exploded. Attendance to PEEC programs grew, the amount of activities escalated and finances rose.

Through a slideshow and speeches, members of the school board learned just how much PEEC has achieved in three years during the regular meeting Tuesday.

Board president Chick Keller reported PEEC has an 11-member board and two part time staff members, Diane Noveroske and Branden Willman-Kozimor.

There are also long-term and short-term volunteers who have contributed 6,370 volunteer hours through September 2008.

The programs that PEEC offers are for students enrolled in preschool through high school.

One of these participating students, Tristan Goodwin, a seventh-grader at Los Alamos Middle School, told board members about his experiences in PEEC.

“PEEC is involved in many activities that educate young people like me about the environment and what lives in it,” he said. “I’m involved in many programs in PEEC but I’ve got three favorites. The first two are the Nature Odyssey and LEAP programs. In these classes, you go to places like the Valle Caldera, Bandelier and the Española Wildlife Center.

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