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Nature 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
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
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
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
28
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers Translated - Spanish

An opportunity for non-English-speaking families with young children to participate in one of our longest-running programs. Children ages 2-5 are invited with their parents or guardians to enjoy learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks with the assistance of an interpreter.

Ages: 2-5

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
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.

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
5
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers Translated - ASL

Trail Time for Toddlers Translated brings the opportunity for non-English-speaking families with young children to participate in one of our longest-running programs. Children ages 2-5 are invited with their parents or guardians to enjoy learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

May
8
2020
Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights!

May
9
2020
FAE Day (Fairies and Earth)

FAE Day is a kid-friendly day of whimsical nature activities. Kids can learn how to enhance their yards and gardens to attract various wildlife and maybe some members of the "FAE" folk, as well as how to preserve our Earth for all animals.

Jun
6
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.

Jul
3
2020
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!

Jul
11
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.

Jul
11
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.

Jul
25
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.

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