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Nature Programs & Events

Sep
19
2020
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.

Sep
19
2020
Woods Walk Series

Satisfy your curiosity about the trees you see at BREC Parks and your wonder about the animals that call BREC Conservation Areas home. Join a BREC Naturalist for on the Wood’s Walk Hiking Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics. Each hike in the series will dive into different topics connected to these unique sites in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Sep
22
2020
Conservation Science Expedition

Parents – Are you homeschooling and looking to branch out with your science lessons? Join us for a Conservation Science Expedition so your learners can explore nature from wherever they are! This five-week, project-based program will meet weekly over Zoom with our Naturalists to cover an important nature theme spanning the five sessions. Learners will get to interact with the Naturalist during the sessions, then will get to independently explore these topics while completing tasks on their own. Your learner’s work will culminate in completing a project that they will present during the final session related to the series’ theme.

Ages: 8-10 (3rd+4th graders)

Sep
22
2020
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we continue hands-on fun through outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, live animal encounters, and healthy snacks

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Sep
22
2020
Urban Nature Hike: Forest

Interested in exploring the nature oasis next door or looking to take your neighborhood walks to the next level? Our Urban Hike series is a great start! Geared toward nature novices of all ages, participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through a BREC park while learning some fun facts about the park’s natural areas and the fundamentals of adventuring in the great outdoors.

Ages: All ages; all children must be accompanied by an adult

Sep
23
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Sep
24
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Sep
26
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.

Sep
29
2020
Conservation Science Expedition

Parents – Are you homeschooling and looking to branch out with your science lessons? Join us for a Conservation Science Expedition so your learners can explore nature from wherever they are! This five-week, project-based program will meet weekly over Zoom with our Naturalists to cover an important nature theme spanning the five sessions. Learners will get to interact with the Naturalist during the sessions, then will get to independently explore these topics while completing tasks on their own. Your learner’s work will culminate in completing a project that they will present during the final session related to the series’ theme.

Ages: 8-10 (3rd+4th graders)

Oct
1
2020
Nature Explorers Virtual Club

Do you have a budding biologist, seasoned scientist, or an avid mud-pie enthusiast at home? Nature Explorers Virtual Club is the adventure for you! After the success of our virtual camp we want to keep the fun going and are happy to present the nature explorers virtual club! This once a week club will dive into month long themes and explore concepts related to the world around us with virtual nature hikes through BREC Conservation areas, live animal encounters, active outdoor explorations, games, challenges, and much more! Join our enthusiastic naturalists for a themed month of adventure, engagement, and socialization.

Ages: 9-13

Oct
3
2020
Swamp Bird Walks

Due to current physical distancing requirements, we have temporarily discontinued our guided bird walks. Instead, we will be offering “early bird” hours on the first Saturday of each month for visitors to come enjoy our trails on their own, searching for our feathered friends and any other critters that may be up and about.

Oct
6
2020
Conservation Science Expedition

Parents – Are you homeschooling and looking to branch out with your science lessons? Join us for a Conservation Science Expedition so your learners can explore nature from wherever they are! This five-week, project-based program will meet weekly over Zoom with our Naturalists to cover an important nature theme spanning the five sessions. Learners will get to interact with the Naturalist during the sessions, then will get to independently explore these topics while completing tasks on their own. Your learner’s work will culminate in completing a project that they will present during the final session related to the series’ theme.

Ages: 8-10 (3rd+4th graders)

Oct
6
2020
Urban Nature Hike: Wampold

Interested in exploring the nature oasis next door or looking to take your neighborhood walks to the next level? Our Urban Hike series is a great start! Geared toward nature novices of all ages, participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through a BREC park while learning some fun facts about the park’s natural areas and the fundamentals of adventuring in the great outdoors.

Ages: All ages; all children must be accompanied by an adult

Oct
7
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
8
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
8
2020
Nature Explorers Virtual Club

Do you have a budding biologist, seasoned scientist, or an avid mud-pie enthusiast at home? Nature Explorers Virtual Club is the adventure for you! After the success of our virtual camp we want to keep the fun going and are happy to present the nature explorers virtual club! This once a week club will dive into month long themes and explore concepts related to the world around us with virtual nature hikes through BREC Conservation areas, live animal encounters, active outdoor explorations, games, challenges, and much more! Join our enthusiastic naturalists for a themed month of adventure, engagement, and socialization.

Ages: 9-13

Oct
10
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
11
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
12
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
13
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

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