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    Bernalillo County Open Space offers a wide-variety of free public events, including seasonally based and property-specific workshops appropriate for all ages. These events are free, but many require registration. Click on each flier below to enlarge. 

     

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    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    6:00 PM
    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 b
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Sunday, August 25, 2019
    9:00 AM
    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
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    12:00 PM
    Play, learn and explore with the entire family at Summer Family Fun Days at Bachechi Open Space! Each Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. come out for weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discovery of the world. Each week wi
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Saturday, August 31, 2019
    10:00 AM
    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: Laurel Ladwig, Master Naturalist
    Discover how to become a citizen scientist and cont
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    9:00 AM
    Home composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. Basic composting science will be presented with a special focus on useful practices for our high desert climate and home composting options. Turn your garden and food waste into nu
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    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

    Sunday, September 15, 2019
    6:00 PM
    Come enjoy this guided nature meditation that includes a short nature walk from the Bachechi Open Space Environmental Education Building to a prime sitting location for sunset. Learn to connect with nature on a deeper level and further develop your o
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    10:00 AM
    Please join us for this free event as we combine writing prompts with walks surrounding Bachechi Open Space to strengthen our poetic voices through detailed observation of the natural world. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pen or pencil, 
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    9:00 AM
    Learn what you need to keep turkeys or chickens as part of your urban homestead, including a basic knowledge of regulations, best breeds, and what this poultry needs in terms of shelter, space, food and common problems. Presenter Tom Delehanty will s
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    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

    Sunday, October 13, 2019
    2:00 PM
    Learn about the changes that take place in our local watershed with this interactive model of the Rio Grande Valley. The Rolling River is a working model of a watershed that allows rivers to actually flow, wetlands to appear, and lakes to rise and fa
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10:00 AM
    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: Justin Stevenson, Co-founder of Fightwns
    You don't have to climb a belfry to see the
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    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

    Saturday, November 2, 2019
    9:00 AM
    Have you ever tasted an AmeriZao? It has the texture of an apple but not the tartness. It can also taste like a date. This fruit of many flavors is the American jujube, also known as Chinese dates. An excellent fruit tree for home growers here, jujub
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    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW


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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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    • Bernalillo County residents can register now at 111 Union Square SE in Albuquerque 87102 for fall and winter sports leagues. The fall Adult Softball League begins Sept. 15 and concludes with a sin...

    • 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 ...

    • General Weed Control Did you know Bernalillo County has instituted a ban on the use of glyphosate? County efforts to maintain weed growth include large-scale machine mowing and the traditional han...

    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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