Students learn about the great outdoors

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – What does it mean to protect the wilderness?

That was the question many students got a chance to answer during a special course at Taft Middle School.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964, rangers from the Forest Service came out with mules.

They’re part of a specialty pack string team, which serve a variety of purposes, including hauling materials and gear for the Forest Service, game and fish and others.

Aside from getting a chance to be outside, it also gave the students the opportunity to ask questions about the great outdoors.

The pack string team consists of eleven highly trained pack mules and two saddle horses.

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