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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
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
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
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
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
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

Apr
22
2020
Earth Day Spotlight Event

Celebrate Earth Day at your neighborhood park! Activities will include bird feeder making, tree planting, BREC Rocks and more.

Apr
23
2020
Sunset Paddle

Join us as we paddle into the beautiful south Louisiana sunset. Enjoy the fading warm colors as we explore this time at sunset.

Ages: 12+

Apr
25
2020
Pets + Paddle

What can be more fun than to give your family pet a nice boat ride on the University Lakes? This all-in-one event, in cooperation with Friends of the Animals, is an annual fundraiser and pet adoption program.

Ages: 12+

Apr
30
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

Apr
30
2020
Teen HoopOut: Expressway

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.

Registration Deadline: 04/27/2020

Ages: 13-18

May
1
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

May
1
2020
Night Hike and Campfire

Join us on a Friday night in May for a great way to say hello to summer and finish of a great school year. Program will include a night hike learning about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games. End the night around a campfire roasting marshmallows and learning local folk lore. Come enjoy this great way to get the family out in nature before the summer heat begins. Children must be registered and accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration Deadline: 05/01/2020

Ages: 8+

May
2
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

May
2
2020
International Astronomy Day

HRPO’s largest annual event. Games and rides; exhibitors; physical science demos; solar and lunar viewing; Venus and Jupiter viewing; live music; telescope raffle.

May
2
2020
Plein Air "Art in the Garden"

This is the annual fundraiser for the BR Botanic Gardens' Foundation Board. Artists are welcome to paint in the garden to sell works for the benefit of the Botanic Garden's Parterre Garden. The Reception Show and Sale of the en plein air artists' painting will take place in the Main Library large conference room overlooking the garden.

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