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Nature & Science Events

Oct
24
2017
Walk & Train - Dog Obedience Class

Looking for some exercise with your four-legged friend? Does your pup need basic obedience training? BREC is now offering a program that combines the two! Walk and Train with your DOG are held every Tuesday in October from October 3-24

Oct
25
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
26
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
26
2017
Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get in the Halloween spirit by paddling in the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes or watching the light show from the beach! For this fourth annual event, participants bring a voluntary contribution of nonperishable goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Ages: All ages, 11 & younger must be accompanied by an adult in boat

Oct
26
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
27
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
27
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
27
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
28
2017
Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not- scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, wander through the Hay Maze or explore our Enchanted Swamp.

Oct
28
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
28
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
29
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
29
2017
Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not- scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, wander through the Hay Maze or explore our Enchanted Swamp.

Oct
31
2017
Trot & Brew

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

Ages: 18+

Nov
1
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)

Nov
2
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)

Nov
2
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.

Nov
3
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+

Nov
3
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.

Nov
4
2017
Birds & Beyonds

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.

Registration Deadline: 11/03/2017

Ages: 13+ (must be able to complete a three-mile paddle by kayak)

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