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County Open Space offers a wide-variety of free public events, including seasonally based and property-specific workshops appropriate for all ages.


Naturalist Series - 2017 

This series presents thought-provoking and engaging topics focused on New Mexico's environment. Topics include rainwater harvesting, petroglyph history and the geology of the Rio Grande. 

This program is free, but please click here to register. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Fun - Summer

Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! 

Each month has a different topic, and each Sunday has a different activity. For a description of each activity, click here to download a PDF. 

This program is free, but please click here to register. 


Four Seasons of Plant Wisdom
 
This four-part series led by herbalist and health practitioner Bernadette Torres will present what grows locally and how to use native plants for healing and wellness. Each workshop will prepare you for the upcoming season. 
 
The workshops are free, however space is limited and participants must register. To register, please click here or call (505) 314-0398.

 

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El Camino Real

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro is the Royal Road stemming from Mexico City to New Mexico and was central to the settling of New Mexico beginning in 1598. Discover the rich history of hardships, conquests, and enchanting tales of this historic trail. This event is presented by Bernalillo County Open Space, the Hubbell House Alliance, the El Camino de Tierra Adentro Trails Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, and members of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association. 

The lecture is free, however space is limited and participants must register at this link or call (505) 314-0398.

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East Mountain Interpretive Series

Tour BernCo's open space properties while learning about the history and environmental significance of the area. 

This series explores Carlito Springs, Ojito de San Antonio, and Sabino Canyon. 

The workshops are free, however space is limited and participants must register at this link or call (505) 314-0398.

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Outdoor Adventures

Join a park wide version of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf, and other outdoor games. Learn the basic skills and tools for navigation using a map and compass. Learn how to become a weather spotter, or about the plight of the monarch butterfly. All these lessons and more are available at Bachechi Open Space. 

The workshops are free, however space is limited and participants must register at this link or call (505) 314-0398.

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Get cultured at the New Mexico Fermentation Festival! Celebrate fermented food, beverages and education. Join us on Saturday, June 24 at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House in the South Valley from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Buy your tickets at http://nmfermentationfest.com/

This is a Bernalillo County sponsored event. 


Backyard Farming Series - Fall

The Backyard Farming Series is back featuring experts in their fields who will provide hands-on experiences giving participants practical information to transform their backyards into a thriving urban oasis of food, medicine and wildlife habitat. 

Series starts August 5, 2017. 

The workshops are free, however space is limited and participants must register at this link or call (505) 314-0398.


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Sunday, July 2, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Learn about the Comanche Creek Watershed Project in the Carson National Forest.
Presenter – Sarah Wentzel-Fisher, Quivera Coaliton
The workshop is free but space is limited. Register below. 
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, July 16, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:00 AM
Basic Map and Compass Skills - Presenter: Jim Patrick. Learn the basic skills and tools for navigation using a map and compass. These are essential skills for anyone who likes to adventure into the outdoors.
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 AM
Flowers are important plants in any landscape both for esthetics and to attract pollinators. This workshop will focus on how to beautify your garden with vibrant colors and fragrant smells of flowering plants. 

The second part of the workshop will s
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

9:00 AM
Join us Sunday, August 5 for the 4th Annual Bernie Sheep Day and First Impression Rodeo. This free events starts at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Rough stock and timed events, aloig with sheep-shearing demos, food trucks and music and a pe
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Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds, 7001 Coors SW

Sunday, August 6, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW


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Bernalillo County Open Space Podcast

Bernalillo County Open Space is proud to offer thought-provoking and educational podcasts from some of the past year’s public workshops. Click on the following links to listen now:

Clara Pena presents the History of the Armijo Neighborhood at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House on June 25, 2016.

Robert J. Torrez, former state Historian, presents "Genizario Settlements in New Mexico" at Bachechi Open Space. This is a one-hour podcast from Sept. 22, 2015

William Dunmire presents "History of Sheep in New Mexico" at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House on Sept. 26, 2015.

Henrietta Christmas presents "Women of Pajarito" at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House. This podcast is from Jan. 29, 2017.

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  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW

  • Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! Each month has a different topic.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

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