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Nature Events

Oct
6
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Oct
6
2017
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.

Oct
7
2017
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.

Oct
7
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
7
2017
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.

Oct
10
2017
Trot & Brew

The mission is to teach adults about horses, riding, care for horses, etc. in a fun and relaxed environment.

Ages: 18+

Oct
10
2017
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for ages 6-10.

Ages: 6-10 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
11
2017
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
12
2017
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
12
2017
Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Rachel

This one-hour beginner Vinyasa flow class will flow through basic yoga poses while focusing on the breath to relieve tension in the body and mind while building strength with our certified yoga instructor, Rachel Hunter.

Oct
13
2017
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed specifically for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume.

Oct
13
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Oct
13
2017
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.

Oct
14
2017
Paddle Up 3

Paddle Up 3 is a paddling program for intermediate to experienced paddlers.

Ages: 12+

Oct
14
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
14
2017
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.

Oct
15
2017
Guided Trail Ride

Enjoy a gentle ride through the 297 acre park on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends.

Ages: 6+

Oct
17
2017
Trot & Brew

The mission is to teach adults about horses, riding, care for horses, etc. in a fun and relaxed environment.

Ages: 18+

Oct
18
2017
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
19
2017
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

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