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Bernalillo County’s Cultural Services Department oversees historical and agricultural treasures within Bernalillo County, as well as more contemporary art and educational programs. 

The department promotes an ongoing celebration of the arts and markets the county’s cultural resources to a diverse audience.

Within the Cultural Services Department, Bernalillo County’s award-winning Open Space Program oversees open space properties and improvements, including historic and biological inventories, trails, signage, furnishings, shared use agreements, wildlife habitat restoration, water and land health monitoring protocols, and local agriculture initiatives. The department also creates and hosts dozens of resource-based recreation and environmental education activities and events each year.

Also within Cultural Services, Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program is home to more than 172 pieces of locally-created public art, placed all around the county.

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  • 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 correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! Contact (505) 314-0420.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Join Dara Saville, founder of Albuquerque Herbalism, for a photographic slideshow on medicinal plants and landscapes of central New Mexico. Learn about the properties of some common healing herbs in our area and sample a few herbal remedies. Explore the local landscapes including the Chihuahua Desert, Sandia Mountains, and the Bosque and see how these dynamic places are evolving and what it means for our selected medicinal plants. Workshops are free, but space is limited and participants must register below or call (505) 314-0398.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

  • Join Dara Saville, founder of Albuquerque Herbalism, for a photographic slideshow on medicinal plants and landscapes of central New Mexico. Learn about the properties of some common healing herbs in our area and sample a few herbal remedies. Explore the local landscapes including the Chihuahua Desert, Sandia Mountains, and the Bosque and see how these dynamic places are evolving and what it means for our selected medicinal plants. Workshops are free, but space is limited and participants must register below or call (505) 314-0398.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

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