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Feb
20
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Feb
22
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Feb
23
2019
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.

Feb
23
2019
Overview and Expansion Premiere

This brand-new program is aimed at kids who are aging out of Science Academy and the camps. Abstract strategy games, NASA missions, engineering and robotics, sky viewing and sketching, preparing for EMPs and/or CMEs, the latest space exploration and physics news

Ages: 12-16

Feb
25
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Feb
25
2019
Trot and Brew Adult Horsemanship

Adults will meet for half hour of “coffee talk” and then ride for one hour. Learn about horses, riding, care of the horse and more in a fun and relaxed environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Ages: 25+

Feb
26
2019
Mercurian Elongation

Periodically Mercury reaches its greatest angular separation in the sky (elongation) from the Sun. This is the safest way to view Mercury by amateurs. Come join us at the Burbank Soccer Complex!

Feb
27
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
1
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Mar
1
2019
Apollo 9 50th Anniversary

The countdown to the first human steps on the Moon continued in the winter of 1969. James McDivitt, David Scott and Russell Schweickart used “Spider” and “Gumdrop” to show the viability of an actual lunar landing.

Ages: 14+

Mar
2
2019
Guided Trail Rides

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides on select Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses.

Ages: 6+

Mar
2
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
4
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
4
2019
Trot and Brew Adult Horsemanship

Adults will meet for half hour of “coffee talk” and then ride for one hour. Learn about horses, riding, care of the horse and more in a fun and relaxed environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Ages: 25+

Mar
5
2019
Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo

Grab your fishing pole and GEAUX FISHING! We will be stocking the pond with adult channel catfish to ensure you have plenty of catch to parade around. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the day outside with the family. This event is weather dependent. Please register in advance by filling out the form at brec.org/geauxfish. Registration the morning of will also be available.

Registration Deadline: 03/05/2019

Mar
6
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Mar
6
2019
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
7
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Mar
8
2019
The Edge of Night

It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it!

Mar
8
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

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