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Archaeology 101 (This Saturday!)

August 3, 2013 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Sabino Canyon Open Space (34 Forest Rd. 252)

Whispers from people long ago still drift in the winds today. Discover the practice of archeology in our arid state that is littered with clues to the ancient past. Archeologist from the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies will talk about discovering, excavating and caring for artifacts that are casually found in the landscape and the stories locked into these fragments of time.

Backyard Chickens and Goats

August 17 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Learn what you need to keep chickens or goats as part of your urban homestead. Participants will leave with knowledge of what chickens and goats need in terms of shelter, space, food and best breeds, as well as ongoing care, common problems and potential products that can be harvested from chickens and goats.

Hippity Hoppity Herps

August 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space 99521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

The chorus of a Rio Grande Leopard Frog or Woodhouse Toad, the colorful display of a Painted Turtle’s shell and the slithering of a Common King Snake are all part of the Bosque experience. Michael Sanchez from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will bring a variety of local reptiles and amphibians to show and share. These herps are sensitive indicator species and can tell us much about the health of our Bosque ecosystem.

Stories that Float

August 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space 99521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Like water, stories are fluid and connect us to many places. Susi Wolf uses the ancient art of storytelling to teach about the elemental liquid that we all need to live, weaving together stories, music and puppets around water. This is a family friendly event.

Colleen Langan-McRoberts

Open Space Coordinator

505-314-0398

505-681-2605 (cell)

www.bernco.gov/openspace