Elementary-School Students in N.M. Are Learning About UAVs


An elementary school in Farmington, N.M., is participating in a wildlife-protection project that includes learning more about the uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

According to a report from the Farmington Daily Times, students in a fifth-grade class at Ladera Del Norte Elementary School are some of the participants in a statewide program – called “Wild Friends” – from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Through the program, students are drafting a state legislation to outlaw UAVs for hunters.

Another aim of the program is to educate children about non-military uses of UAVs in order to change their notion of the word “drone.” The report says that in a vote across the state, students chose to study UAVs for the program.

Read the full report here.

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