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Science 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
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.

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
8
2020
Swamp Flashlight Night

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

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.

Jun
27
2020
ARRL Field Day

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!

Ages: 8+

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.

Aug
1
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.

Aug
7
2020
Swamp Flashlight Night

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

Aug
8
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.

Aug
12
2020
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! It is important that visitors come inside the building to receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets.

Aug
31
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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