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

5:00 PM
At the end of the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dominant animals in terrestrial ecosystems for the next 140 million years. In order to understand how this happened, we need to examine the ecosystems just before th
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, April 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 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 Dianne Rand for an interactive, hands-on presentation
as you explore the gardens of Gutierrez-Hubbell House and
learn of their medicine. Learn how to plant and care for new
medicinal and native plants and make an herbal tincture using a
simple f
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

1:30 PM
Join a park wide version of Hide and Seek, camouflage, deer and wolf, and other outdoor games facilitated by Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions. Presenter- Cass Landrum with Cottonwood Gulch
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

3:30 PM
Join us as we explore the landscape we see today along the Rio Grande as a snapshot in the long history of the constantly changing Earth. Presenter- Jack Oviatt, Professor of Geology
The workshop is free, but space is limited. Register below. 
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, May 7, 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
This free event is geared for families with young children and educators to experience ways to create fun with nature.
Young children are curious about the world around them and eager to explore it. The natural world offers children and their familie
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd.

Sunday, May 14, 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

5:00 PM
Presenter – Mark Allison with New Mexico Wild
Learn about New Mexico's wild public lands and wilderness areas.
Presenter - Mark Allison with New Mexico Wild

The workshops are free, however space is limited and participants must register at the link 
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Saturday, May 20, 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, May 21, 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


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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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  • 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

  • At the end of the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dominant animals in terrestrial ecosystems for the next 140 million years. In order to understand how this happened, we need to examine the ecosystems just before the turnover. The workshop is free but space is limited. Register below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Learn wood carving Mondays from 9- to 11 a.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center. Classes are for those ages 18 and up. Pay a $12 membership fee - seniors over 55 and veterans are free. Questions? Call the center at (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras

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