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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.

 

Family Fun - Spring

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. 

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

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Backyard Farming: Spring Series 

This nationally-recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.

Each workshop builds on information shared from previous classes and offers tools to assess your home landscape. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and have a chance to win a free rain barrel and other giveaways.

All the workshops are from 9 a.m. – noon with an extended mentor hands-on project for interested participants who want practical experiences and do not mind getting their hands dirty.

For more information, call (505) 314- 0398.

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

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History and Culture of New Mexico Series

Join Bernalillo County's Open Space, in conjunction with the Hubbell House Alliance, for an engaging series on New Mexico's history and culture. 

Events include workshops on medicinal plants, performances of Spanish music, a talk focusing on women of the Pajarito Mesa and more. 

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

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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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Star Party

Learn what celestial phenomena are lurking in the night sky and get a close look at the planets with high powered telescopes. Bring the whole family, dinner, and a picnic blanket. We will also provide snacks and hot chocolate as well as star party crafts for kids.

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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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Sunday, March 26, 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 correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

1:00 PM
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 
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 AM
Landscape for Life: Spring Series
This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden
landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.
Each workshop builds 
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo)

Sunday, April 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 correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

1:00 PM
Protect your skin by learning what plants are used to
heal burns and rashes, as well as the power of flowers to
promote emotional and physical health.
This workshop is free, however space is limited and participants must register at the link below or
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Voices from the Past is an exploration of the vast treasure of untold stories found in New Mexico’s Spanish, Mexican and Territorial period archives. This presentation will examine some of the accomplishments, triumphs, and tragedies experienced by i
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:30 AM
Join Master Naturalist Volunteers on a spring walk at this historic property that has been identified as a birding hotspot by Central New Mexico Audubon Society. 
30 San Antonio Dr. Cedar Crest, NM

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, April 9, 2017
11:00 AM
Carlito Springs is one of many sites throughout New Mexico that has historic orchards. William Carleton will present the stories behind how these fruit trees came to New Mexico and efforts to preserve these rare varieties. The event will be followed 
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82 Carlito Springs Rd., Tijeras, NM

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 correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. 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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  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • 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

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