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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.

 

For the 2017 program of events, click on the image to the right. 


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.

 

Please click on the flyer to enlarge.

 


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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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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Today, Sunday, August 20, 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 26, 2017
9:00 AM
Presenter and Master Naturalist Jim Patrick will cover all 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.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
9:00 AM
Plant Walk - Join Master Naturalist volunteers on an annual plant walk and survey at this beautiful property. Also, learn about the fieldwork staff and volunteers have done to improve the health of Sabino Canyon.
Sabino Canyon Open Space

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
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:00 AM
Plants are an integral part of our history, culture and evolution. Discover some of the ancient yet relevant uses of plants including dyes, medicine, fibers and more.

This event is free, but participants must register at the link below, or by callin
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Sunday, September 3, 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
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 AM
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
Read more...
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Sunday, September 10, 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
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

1:00 PM
Learn what plants will help boost the immune system from colds and flus and how to use your own yard to produce medicine.
This workshop is free, however space is limited and participants must register at the link below or call (505) 314-0398. 
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, September 17, 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
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30 AM
Bird Walk - Join Master Naturalist volunteers on a fall walk in a prime location for wildlife due to its abundant vegetation and perennial springs, including birds!
Carlito Springs Open Space


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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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  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. 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

  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    478 NM-333, Tijeras

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