Saturday, June 29
10:00am – 2:00pm

Join others around the globe in a day of splashing, rolling, squishing, sliding, making mud pies, and more!  During this family-friendly event hosted by the Open Space Visitor Center, explore educational stations related to mud and soil, play and cool off in wet mud, make seed balls and mud stencil art, wade through a natural wetland looking for wildlife, and more!

The Nature Action Collaborative for Children and the World Forum for Early Childhood Care and Education in Belfast had the idea of International Mud Day in 2009. Since then, citizens around the world have been delighting in reconnecting with the Earth and the soil and remembering the joys of playing in the mud!

Participants are encouraged to bring a bathing suit, change of clothes, a towel, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of drinking water. Outdoor bathrooms and washing stations will be available during the event. Please call 897-8831 or see for more details.

Saturday, June 29
9:00am – 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.

Sunday, June 16 and June 23
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Come discover the mysteries of Chinese Qigong. You will learn about the 3000 year old qigong Taoist Water Method and why practicing qigong can help with general health, energy, aliveness, keeping the organs healthy, the joints flexible, and how it can help to diminish the effects of aging.

Minimum donation is $10.00. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, June 15
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The Open Space Visitor Center presents a collection of photography artwork of insects from the Bosque other Major Public Open Space areas. Dave Melius is an entomologist and avid photographer. The photos are not only beautiful, but also allow visitors to recognize and appreciate insects that reside in the city’s Open Spaces as well as in their own backyards, broadening the appreciation of visitors to the fauna of this region.

FREE. Please call 897-8831 or see for more details.

Saturday, June 15
4:00pm – 8:00pm

Kick off National Pollinator Week with this event for all ages. Join the Open Space Visitor Center, the Open Space Alliance, and Bee City USA for the Pollination Celebration.

This year we’re featuring live music with Lone Piñon and Long Drink of Water, a performance by Valley High School Baile Folklorico, workshops, art exhibits, vendors, pollinator-themed arts and craft activities and more!

FREE. Please call 897-8831 or see for more details.

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