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Jan
20
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
20
2018
Learn Your Binocular

This class is an introduction to the use of a personal binocular. Included will be outside practice (weather permitting) and an overview of all major binocular events in the Baton Rouge sky for the next twelve months.

Registration Deadline: 01/17/2018

Ages: 18+

Jan
27
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
27
2018
Learn Your Telescope

This class is an introduction to the use of a personal telescope. Included will be outside practice and an overview of all major telescopic events in the Baton Rouge sky for the next twelve months.

Registration Deadline: 01/24/2018

Ages: 18+

Feb
3
2018
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species.

Feb
3
2018
Revive Your Mind Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy, Green Peace…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, NATURE is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you. We will use time in nature to slow down and take a break through mindful, purposeful observation. We will hike off the beaten path at BREC’s largest Conservation Area using the outdoors as a window to relaxation and a free mind.

Registration Deadline: 02/02/2018

Ages: 13+

Feb
3
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Feb
10
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Feb
13
2018
Geaux Fish! Rodeo

Grab your fishing pole and Mardi Gras beads and head to the newly renovated North Sherwood Community Park to GEAUX FISHING! BREC Conservation and Outdoor Adventure are joining forces to offer you a fun way to spend your Mardi Gras break.

Registration Deadline: 02/12/2018

Feb
17
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Feb
17
2018
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Feb
17
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Feb
24
2018
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Sandy Creek

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s Conservation Areas

Ages: 6+

Feb
24
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Feb
24
2018
Nano Days

When reduced to the width of a human hair or smaller, ordinary materials often take on extraordinary properties. Nano-level science promises advanced information processing and storage, new medical treatments and much more. For another year, big things in the Universe take a backseat to all things tiny in this annual celebration of nanotechnology!

Ages: 6+

Mar
3
2018
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species.

Mar
3
2018
Birds & Beyond

BREC Conservation and Outdoor Adventure are joining forces to offer you a great birding adventure! Join BREC naturalists and local bird experts on a journey to see all that our local waterways have to offer! You will get the full safari experience by kayak where you can view our parish’s different habitats and wildlife.

Registration Deadline: 03/02/2018

Ages: 13+

Mar
3
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Mar
3
2018
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.

Mar
10
2018
Rockin' at the Swamp

Join us to explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market.

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