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Nature & Science Events

Nov
8
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Nov
8
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Nov
9
2018
Natural Sky Conference

The Andromeda Galaxy is the farthest object that can be seen by the human eye without the aid of equipment—it is over two million light-years in the distance! This galaxy, the Perseus Double Cluster, the Lagoon Nebula…all of them are in the Baton Rouge sky during the calendar year.

Ages: 14+

Nov
10
2018
Guided Trail Rides

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides on select Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses.

Ages: 6+

Nov
10
2018
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
10
2018
Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a beautiful BREC park!

Nov
12
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
12
2018
Trot and Brew Adult Horsemanship

Adults will meet for half hour of “coffee talk” and then ride for one hour. Learn about horses, riding, care of the horse and more in a fun and relaxed environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Ages: 25+

Nov
13
2018
SUP with the Sun

Start the day the right way! Come paddle stand up paddle boards with us as the sun rises over the University Lakes. Get some exercise, view the natural splendor Louisiana has to offer, and make some new friends all before breakfast. Once you have started your day this way, you won’t feel the same without it.

Ages: 12+

Nov
13
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Nov
13
2018
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks.

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Nov
14
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Nov
14
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
15
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Nov
15
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Nov
16
2018
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!

Nov
16
2018
Flashlight Night at the Swamp

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends

Nov
17
2018
Birds and 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!

Ages: 13+

Nov
17
2018
Swamp Art Show Field Day

Artists interested in participating in upcoming Swamp Art Show Series opportunities can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration for free.Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies, we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Nov
17
2018
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.

Ages: 8-12

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