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From a free dental clinic to Earth Day activities, April is a busy month.
April 4, 2016
PEEC Nature Center

Celebrate Earth Day on April 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo: PEEC


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Business Expo and Job Fair: April 7

Build connections with business owners and customers at this event hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 businesses will be present at the fair, which takes place at the DeVargas Center from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting: April 8

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will meet in open session on April 8 from 9–11 a.m. at the Española City Council Chambers. Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to create one voice to ensure that national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

Free Dental Clinic: April 8–9

New Mexico Mission of Mercy’s free clinic provides first-come, first-served dental care including fillings, extractions, cleanings, limited root canals, and temporary partials. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Ówîngeh Ta Pueblos y Semillas Gathering and Seed Exchange: April 9

The New Mexico Food and Seed Sovereignty Alliance hosts this collaboration between farmers, Pueblos, and tribes, which aims to protect heirloom seeds and increase the cultivation of native crops. The 11th annual event takes place at Nambé Pueblo Wellness Center from 9 a.m.–4 p.m

Books Are Fun Book Fair: April 11–13

Affordably priced books, educational toys, and gifts will be for sale at the Books Are Fun book fair in the Otowi side rooms at the Lab. A small portion of the proceeds will benefit the Employee Giving Campaign, United Way of Santa Fe County, and United Way of Northern New Mexico. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m.­–4 p.m. on Monday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9 a.m–3 p.m. on Wednesday.

DreamBuilders: April 15

This annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) event integrates art, technology, and culture at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Day-long (9 a.m.­–3:30 p.m.) workshops are open to middle and high school students, as well as college students, teachers, and parents. To register, email David Torres.

Science on Tap—Plasmas: April 21

Sip local wine or beer, have a bite eat, and listen as Glen Wurden, of the Lab’s Plasma Physics group, outlines his work on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Germany. Wurden has helped design systems to peer into superhot plasmas to test a promising alternative approach to harness fusion energy. The talk takes place at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

Earth Day Festival: April 23

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting its free annual Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m.­–2 p.m. on April 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Guests can enjoy food, activities, informational booths, and entertainment, including performances by Recycle Man at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase: April 26

This event is worth the long drive to Albuquerque’s International Balloon Museum and its 8 a.m. start time. The collaborative showcase highlights research and technology opportunities, start-up companies, and economic development resources from leading research institutions around the state.

STEM Career Day—a STEM volunteer opportunity: April 26

Northern New Mexico College is seeking volunteers to host hands-on activity booths at its STEM Career Day on Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The event exposes local high school students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. If you are interested in supporting this activity, contact Janelle Vigil-Maestas of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Community Relations & Partnerships Office at 505-665-4329.

Economic Security and Vitality for New Mexico: May 19–20

New Mexico First hosts this statewide town hall at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque. The event will encourage participants to think creatively about strengthening New Mexico’s economic health in ways that reach people from all walks of life. 

STEM Symposium: June 3–4

Build STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and literacy connections in New Mexico classrooms at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel. This year’s theme is STEM + Literacy = Student Success.

Lab Volunteers

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events is made possible with support from the Department of Energy through the Laboratory’s Science Education Community Service Time Program. To request STEM experts, complete a brief online request form.

Los Alamos experts and volunteers can also e requested through the Laboratory’s Volunteer Program, which partners with the national Volunteer Match initiative.

Speaker’s Bureau

The Laboratory has speakers with experience in a wide variety of subjects who can tailor their content for a range of audiences. Call 505-667-7000, and we'll try to find the right person for your audience. 

Calendar Submissions

Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Laboratory’s management company, Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), help support the above events, programs and campaigns. To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the item is connected to the Laboratory or LANS.

To include your event or application deadline in upcoming calendars, email connections@lanl.gov with a brief description of how the proposed calendar item is connected to the Laboratory and/or LANS.

Community Connections features news and opportunities that grow out of the Laboratory’s Good Neighbor Pledge: “To partner with our neighbors on strengthening math and science learning, diversifying the economy and expanding community giving in northern New Mexico.”