Nature Center: Aparejo Burro Packing July 20

Learn about the Aparejo Packing System July 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Ever wonder what it would be like to meet burros up close? Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m., July 20 to find out.

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 also will be available to answer any questions. This event is part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings.

Every summer, the Los Alamos Nature Center hosts a variety of animals and organizations on Wednesday evenings. There is something for everyone. In addition to the burros, there is one more Summer Family Evening remaining this year:

  • July 27 – Wildland Firefighters and their fire truck.

Summer Family Evenings take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday throughout June and July. 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, email or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit