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If you want to learn how to use a computer, then this easy-to-follow class is designed specifically for you. We will cover basic computer concepts, how to use a mouse, how to use the keyboard and how to customize your system. Students will also learn how to send emails, navigate a web browser and safeguard against malware. Students may bring in their own laptops/tablets or use one of our desktops. Step-by-step instructions are provided and no prior computer knowledge is required, but having a home computer to enjoy what we learn would be beneficial. This class is taught on PCs and is not suitable for Apple users.
Do you enjoy camping in the great outdoors, riding horses, and exploring the world around you? If you answered yes, then we have your next great adventure! Join us as we explore Farr Park overnight by horseback, foot and bike! Activities include horseback riding, archery, bicycling, geocaching, hay rides, camping, and hiking. Dinner and breakfast provided. Tents available for use for the night-$5.
Learn how to make beautiful blankets, baby clothes and much more. Crochet is a form of needlework which uses a hook to make decorative items and clothes.
This program will take you back to your youth as you relearn the basics of dominoes. Test your skills against friends and family.
Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages six and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.
This program features fundamental reinforcement, directional driven drills, advanced scoring system for league players, theoretical framework for future league players, and lots of fun.
Join us for a “Family Game Night” and learn a new game or play an old favorite. All you need to bring is your family and friends, and we will provide a variety of games for all ages. This program is not just for children. Adults must be present with the children. All participants register in the office.
Bring family and friends to enjoy history during Magnolia Mound’s First Free Sundays. Guided tours present a special insight into early Louisiana history and culture.
Fit and Fearless is a strength and toning exercise program specifically designed for cancer survivors in partnership with Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.
We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. Trail access ends at 8:15 p.m. The swamp trails can be really dark at night, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellant are recommended.
A continuous, year-round program offering both developmental and high-performance sessions. Academy Director Eric Street
This class emphasizes low impact moves for cardiovascular conditioning as well as muscular endurance and overall toning.
This program offers hands-on, community-based cooking and nutrition education that is designed for chefs to teach students practical culinary skills.
RIBBIT RIBBIT! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. With many amphibian populations in decline worldwide, citizens can help provide valuable data useful in monitoring their nearby populations. FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups ages 12 and up – and it’s free for registered participants! This training will be held at Bluebonnet Swamp’s Education Building. Additional training sessions may be scheduled at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. For more information about FrogWatch, visit www.aza.org/frogwatch. All participants will receive information packets and frog call audio CDs. Additional program activities may follow the two-hour training. Stick around for more amphibian fun – bring a snack if you’d like!
Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.
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.
The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year—the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! It is important that visitors enter the main building to sign in and receive instructions before setting up any chairs or blankets. HRPO is the only BREC property on which the public is allowed for viewing this event.
This program is for adult beginner players who want to improve their tennis skills in preparation to play league tennis. Monthly and weekly rates are offered.
For Brownies or second and third graders. Girl Scouts will paint and create a moody wetland landscape mural using unexpected techniques (no brushes allowed) culminating in the creation of a 3D alligator.
Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.