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All Programs & Events

Apr
3
2020
Bioblitz

Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as we explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Manchac Park. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists, or signing up for a workshop where we will host special activities to learn through hands on sampling, live animal encounters, and more!

Registration Deadline: 03/27/2020
Registration Closed

Apr
4
2020
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species.

Apr
4
2020
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Apr
5
2020
First Free Sundays

Free guided tours will be offered on the first Sunday of each month. Special programs of traditional crafts, informative lectures, and family activities are planned for each “First Free Sunday.”

Apr
7
2020
Archery Academy 2.0

Archery Academy 2.0 is an intermediate archery program designed for people that have completed our beginner “Archery Academy” Program, or that are novice level archers that are looking to take their archery skills to the next level.

Apr
9
2020
Virtual E-Sports Tournament: Madden NFL 2020

This event was originally scheduled to be an in-person tournament but is now virtual and will take place online only. Register with your GamerTag to participate. Do you have the skills, coordination and training to beat other gamers? Esports takes video games to the next level of competition. This tournament series will host different esports games each month and allow participants to compete in a double elimination format.

Apr
11
2020
Girl Scout Painting Badge - Louisiana Style

Girl Scouts will paint and create a moody wetland landscape mural using unexpected techniques (no brushes allowed) culminating in the creation of a 3D alligator.

Ages: 7-8

Apr
14
2020
Archery Rental Day

Come enjoy archery! We will have bows and arrows available for rent. No instruction provided.

Ages: 8+

Apr
14
2020
Archery Academy 2.0

Archery Academy 2.0 is an intermediate archery program designed for people that have completed our beginner “Archery Academy” Program, or that are novice level archers that are looking to take their archery skills to the next level.

Apr
16
2020
Kayaking 101

A beginner to intermediate paddling class on local BREC ponds. You will be given the opportunity to explore paddling skills on dry land, before moving on to water to get a true feel for how kayaks handle in their natural environment.

Ages: 12+

Apr
17
2020
Teen HoopOut: Baker

Come out and join us for a free basketball tournament! Teens will be divided into age groups for free throw and three- point contests and the winning team will receive a prize! Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Ages: 13-18

Apr
18
2020
Student Horse Show

Watch students compete in Western and English riding events. Classes include: equitation over fences and on the flat, barrel racing, pole bending, trail, Western horsemanship and showmanship.

Apr
18
2020
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
18
2020
Get Golf Ready 1.0: Webb Park

This is a golf development program designed for golfers ranging from beginners to regular core players.

Ages: 14+

Apr
18
2020
Art Unwined: Bird Nerds

Tired of the same ol’ paint and drink?! If so, then check out BREC’s adult- only, fun and creative grown-up time outs.

Ages: 21+

Apr
18
2020
Solar Viewing

Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope.

Apr
19
2020
Student Horse Show

Watch students compete in Western and English riding events. Classes include: equitation over fences and on the flat, barrel racing, pole bending, trail, Western horsemanship and showmanship.

Apr
19
2020
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
21
2020
Archery Academy 2.0

Archery Academy 2.0 is an intermediate archery program designed for people that have completed our beginner “Archery Academy” Program, or that are novice level archers that are looking to take their archery skills to the next level.

Apr
22
2020
Spring Greening Volunteer Event

Come celebrate the Earth with us as add a little more GREEN to the Baton Rouge Landscape. This event is open to school groups, businesses and anyone who would like to celebrate the Earth by giving back. Volunteer activity will include plantings, trash pick-up and more.

Registration Deadline: 04/20/2020

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