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* Northern Sand Dunes HikeNorthern Sand Dunes Hike

Time: 9:00 am

* Bosque WildBosque Wild

Time: 9:00 am

Guided Nature Walk - Join our naturalists for a walk into the riverside forest. Space is limited. Registration is encouraged. Free. 879-8831

* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

* VermicompostingVermicomposting

Time: 10:00 am

* Soil Panel DiscussionSoil Panel Discussion

Time: 1:00 pm

* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

* OSA Board MtgOSA Board Mtg

Time: 5:00 pm

3rd Wednesday of Month at Visitor Center. Board meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to join us.

* Reducing Hazards to BirdsReducing Hazards to Birds

Time: 2:00 pm

* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

* Paint the Town RedPaint the Town Red

Time: 11:00 am

* Gallery Opening ReceptionGallery Opening Reception

Time: 2:00 pm

* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance


Saturday, February 27
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In ‘No More Stories’, David D’Agostino and collaborating artists use hand built wood constructions, natural elements, ceramic forms, paintings, drawings, and video to unfold the layers and complexities of species decline and habitat encroachment in New Mexico.

D’Agostino finds that the intimacy of Albuquerque’s Open Space lands evokes a sense of public familiarity for honest engagement about species health and long term vitality. ‘No More Stories’ invites us to see nature in ways we might not have considered before – not only highlighting nature’s great beauty, but also its malformations, stress and shadows.

The exhibit runs from February 27th to April 3rd. Meet the artists—David D’Agostino, Kelly Brewer, Noah Philips, and Mango Katz—and enjoy some refreshments at the Opening Reception.

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 21
11:00am – 12:00pm

Put on your apron and get ready to paint the town and its surrounding landscapes red.  Together we will concoct a collection of natural red dyes and then create love notes to nature.  You will learn what plants and minerals to mix and mash into paints and how to apply them on paper to create basic landscapes.  If you love nature and art, this is the workshop for you. It’s fun for the whole family aged 6 and older. Space is limited, so please pre-register at 897-8831.

Cost: Free! Please pre-register at 897-8831.

Saturday, February 20
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Give the birds that pass through your yard a special valentine by making the windows in your home bird-safe. This event will show how important this problem of birds colliding with windows has become as we urbanize more of the bird habitat.

The Collision Magazine published by the Environment for the Americas will be given out to all attendees.

Participants will learn how to evaluate windows around their home for risk to birds. A how-to-make session will conclude this event: make a window strike prevention craft. The workshop will cover the following techniques:

  • Screens or netting
  • Decals
  • Tempera paint or soap
  • ABC Bird Tape
  • Feather Friendly by 3M
  • Zen Curtain, Presented by Central NM Audubon Society

Cost: Free! Please pre-register at 897-8831. Limited space available.

Saturday, February 13
1:00pm – 3:00pm

This panel discussion is a companion to the Soul/Soil art exhibit that runs from January 2nd to February 21st.

Since the beginning of time, life has been depicted as it relates to soil.  In fact, the word Adam means earth or earthling and Eve—life.  For thousands of years, artists and amateurs have been expressing this special relationship through drawings, paintings, and sculptures.  Some might say that the visual and cognitive connections between soil and soul have faded in recent history, but there are exciting artistic and environmental movements that are currently realizing and reviving them.  Through Deborah Koon’s Sonatas of Soil documentaries, we will witness some of the admirable actions that are taking place around the world.  Afterwards, panelists Jeanette Hart-Mann, Catherine Harris, Katya Crawford, Andrew Fearnside, and Bryce Hample will field questions about their artwork, their plans for expressing the vital soil/soul/art nexus in the near future, and what soil means to us.

VERY limited space. Please register at 897-8831

Saturday, February 13
10:00am – 11:30am

The class will cover terminology and history of vermicomposting (composting with worms), the increasing need for vermicomposting  strategies, exploring worm categories, indoor/outdoor methods and styles of vermicomposting,  worm casting harvest procedures  and discussion of resources.  Persons interested in developing their own vermicomposting approaches should find valuable assistance in creating systems to meet their particular vermicomposting needs.

The Bernalillo County Master Composters offer courses throughout the year that cover a variety of different composting methods. Open Space Visitor Center is host to many of them. Check the schedule.

Contact: Kent Swanson (505) 897-8831 |

FREE! Limited space available. Please pre-register at 897-8831.

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