Aparejo Burro Packing System Demonstrated at the Nature Center 

By Sandra West

PAJARITO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER

Photo Sue Barns

Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. and meet burros up close. Thanks to a sponsorship from Del Norte Credit Union, the Aparejo Packing System will demonstrate the old Spanish-style packing system on live burros. Meet the friendly mules face-to-face and learn about their work as cargo-movers along the trails of the Southwest. Staff will also be available to answer any questions. This event is part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings program.

Over the course of the summer, a variety of animals and organizations will visit the nature center on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone. Here is a list of this year’s remaining Summer Family Evenings schedule:

  • July 19 – Animals from the New Mexico Wildlife Center and
  • July 26 – Solar Eclipse Night.

Summer Family Evenings take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for PEEC members or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required. For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505) 662-0460.

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