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One Civic Plaza, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7000

(505) 462-9813

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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BernCo Open Space Presents Storytelling, the Rio Grande, More

Bernalillo County Open Space is hosting the Speaker Series Workshops, a variety of events about storytelling, soil and water management and more, throughout July and August.

The events are meant for all ages and families, to entertain the young and young at heart.

On July 17, a Magical Storytelling Adventure will share a dynamic story of an elf who takes children down the Rio Grande. With puppets, an interactive outdoor storytelling setting promises to be a unique experience for all ages.

On July 24, Growing a Backyard Refuge will share the process of assessing the space for participating in the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program. It will feature Bachechi Open Space as healthy soil and water management.

On Aug. 14, Instruments of the World with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology presents their instruments from around the world. Attendees will experience folk music, to shake, rattle and beat a collection of musical instruments.

On Aug. 28, Rio Grande: The Changing River explores the dynamic river that provides water for life in this area. The event will explore the river of the past, show the changes over time, and look to the future of managing the river

All events are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Events are held at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, except on July 24, which is online.

Pre-registration is required for all events. Registration is available online at For questions, email, visit or call 505-314-0400.

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.