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    Albuquerque, NM 87102
     
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    Bernalillo County Open Space strives to provide families with meaningful ways to get outdoors and explore the local environment.

    The natural world offers children and their families a wonderful resource for creative, inquiry-based learning by providing experiences for children to become careful, intentional observers who will grow into stronger readers, writers and scientists.

    Family Fun Days

    Visit Bachechi Open Space on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for Family Fun Days where Cottonwood Gulch educators provide theme-based hands-on learning stations to explore nature’s wonders. This is a great time to bring a picnic, get fresh air and exercise. Nature Packs are also available these days. For more information, visit our events page

    Nature Packs Project

    Nature Packs are kid-sized backpacks filled with themed-based materials proving families with ways to explore the natural features of Bachechi Open Space. Families can investigate birds, bugs, track, wetlands and more. The packs come with all the things you need including guides, hands-on supplies, and activity sheets. Families can either check out a Nature Pack on Sundays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bachechi Environmental Education Building, or reserve a pack in advance. Packs are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a Nature Pack, call 505-314-0421.

    Hands-on Exhibits at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House

    The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House is a wonderful place for families to learn about the rich history and culture of the area. The property features outdoor interpretive signs along a trail near a scenic acequia. There are also indoor hands-on exhibits featuring a children’s room, mercantile and more. This is a great way to take a trip back in time and consider what life would have been like for families from the types of goods that were sold and bought to daily chores.

    Geocaching is Family Fun

    Bernalillo County Open Space offers two geocache challenges: BernCo Bernie and Burque Birding GeoTrek. Geocaching is a great family activity that will get you outdoors on a fun treasure hunt. Families who complete the challenges by visiting all the geocaches will receive a one-of-a-kind trackable geocache coin. Visit the BernCo Bernie geocacher site at BerncoBernie.com to learn more about these challenges and how to geocache.

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    • The County Commission passed a resolution tonight approving the purchase of the Anderson Farm Open Space property in the South Valley. The property was originally part of the Anderson Farm, which ...

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    • The fourth annual Bosque Chile Fest was held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. It was a day full of music, the Ristra Race fun run, food, culture, and the all new ...

    Community Services
    • Discover the fascinating world right outside your backyard and how you can take an active part in understanding, caring for and studying your environment. Presenter: National Weather Service Meteorologist Interested in learning how to stay safe and be prepared in a variety of weather conditions? At this workshop a meteorologist will teach the basics of severe local storms to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes and more.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/21/2019 6:00 PM - 8/21/2019 8:30 PM

    • Location:
      Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras
      Time:
      8/24/2019 10:30 AM - 8/24/2019 1:30 PM

    • Plant Walk (9-11 a.m.) Take an easy stroll around the gardens and grounds of Bachechi Open Space and learn about native medicinal plants of our area that are most useful for our health and well-being. Discussion topics will include harvesting, herbal actions, preparations, cultivation, and plant ecology. The walk will be approximately 1.5 hours, and, if you would like, please bring note-taking materials. Grape Harvest (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Join us to celebrate the grape harvest. Help pick grapes fresh from the vines at Bachechi to make and then sample homemade grape juice.
      Location:
      Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
      Time:
      8/25/2019 9:00 AM - 8/25/2019 1:00 PM

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