Announcements

Saturday, March 28
8:30am – 12:30pm

Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Open Space Alliance for a morning of stewardship during our annual Spring Foothills Clean-ups! There will be projects for all ages and abilities, including trail building and maintenance, planting, and trash clean-up. Arrive by 8:30 to enjoy donated morning snacks, sign in, and choose a project. Each of these volunteer days wrap up with free prize drawings and a prize for the weirdest trash found!

Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible. Volunteers should dress for working outdoors and bring water, a hat, work gloves, and sunscreen.

Registration is required. Contact John Keliiaa at 768-4209 or jkeliiaa@cabq.gov for more information or to register.

Saturday, February 29
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center offer this popular, family-friendly annual event.

The event includes craft-making activities, an astronomy talk at 7pm, safe viewing of the sun at 5pm and night sky viewing with a variety of telescopes on the back patio.

See www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information and a full schedule of events, or call 897-8831.

Saturday, February 29
2:00pm – 4:00pm

The “Earthbound: Mapping the Strata” series of paintings embodies artist Rebecca Nolda’s interpretation of and response to the rich variety of rock formations surrounding us here in New Mexico.

In “Wetlands and Borderlands” Jonathan Reeve Price presents an exhibit of digitally altered images of the Rio Grande. One series of images features the San Antonio Oxbow located just south of the Rio Grande.  Another series of images follows the Rio Grande from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico, what the artist calls “The Liquid Border.”

FREE. See www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information or call 897-8831.

Both exhibits run through March 29, 2020.

Saturday, February 15 and February 22
9:00am-11:00am

Artist Brian Arthur will present a two-day workshop on papermaking for youth ages 8-18.

The first day, participants will make a rubber mold taken directly from tree bark on the Open Space grounds and then use recycled paper pulp to create bark pattern forms.

In the second session, students will use tea, coffee and juice to make the castings look exactly like real bark.

FREE. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, February 15
9:30am – 12:00pm

Worm composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. The class will include the selection of an appropriate worm species and creating a healthy environment for that species.

Useful take-home information will cover all aspects of setting up and managing a worm composting operation indoors or outdoors.

FREE.  Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

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