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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. 

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

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Family Fun - Fall

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. 

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

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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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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Sandia Mountain Bear Fair

Join the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative for this festive event that will include lectures on living among bears and bear behavior, live music, children’s activities, and information booths on wildlife.
Music by Chuck Schultz
Silent Auction for a watercolor by Kathy Gaither

Click here for a PDF map and directions to Carolino Canyon. 
 

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Outdoor Adventures 

The fall schedule of Outdoor Adventures includes the Grape Harvest Event, an evening hike through Bachechi Open Space, and two holiday-related activities. 

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Spring Plant Wisdom: Allergies and Sinuses
Discover what plants help with spring illnesses like allergies and sinus issues, and learn about wild and cultivated plants to include in your garden for an abundant fall harvest.

Workshop is free but space is limited. Participants must register at the link below or call (505) 314-0398.
Date:Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time:1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: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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  • 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 Blvd. NW

  • Commissioner Wayne Johnson welcomes the community to the 2017 East Mountain Celebration. Enjoy music from a great local band, great arts and crafts, and chow down from a variety of fantastic food vendors. This is a family-friendly event and kids can enjoy free activities like face painting, fun jumps, and more.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

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