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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Old Tucson Studios hosted Ted Walker Youth Day for thousands of Pima County elementary students Thursday.

Event organizers said more than 3,000 4th, 5th and 6th graders from charter and private schools in Pima County attended the event, which is now on its 24th year.

The storied movie set invites students annually to learn what Ted Walker wanted to pass on to future generations.

"He was a Pima County Commissioner and he loved the history of the west. This was an opportunity to share that love with students in Pima County," said Kelly Cheeseman, recreational program manager with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

Kids went back in time as they explored the old western set, learned line-dancing at the Grand Palace and watched stunt shows on the Mission Set.

More than 20 local educational vendors participated in the event, including the Kitt Peak National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, among many others.

Organizers like to call the field trip "experience-based learning." Ted Walker Youth Day exposes kids to characters and scenes they read about in class, such as the novel "The Black Stallion."

"We're learning about horses so we're tying in the fiction with the non-fiction," said 4th grade Holladay Magnet School teacher Shekesha Shelton.

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