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Nature & Science Programs & Events

Nov
11
2019
Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Meeting

For over thirty-five years BRAS has educated countless numbers of citizens in the joys of planetary and deep-sky gazing, the perils of light pollution and factors to consider when buying a pair of binoculars or a telescope.

Nov
12
2019
Zoo & Me Morning

This program will incorporate many exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.

Registration Deadline: 08/12/2019
Registration Closed

Ages: 3-5

Nov
12
2019
Swamp School

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

Ages: 6-10

Nov
13
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5

Nov
14
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

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

Ages: 2-5

Nov
15
2019
The Edge of Night (Fall Session

It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it! Are all sections of the sky the same shade of blue? Which stars are seen first? Are Mercury and Venus or the Moon out? Is that moving object a plane, a satellite or space debris? There is no other time like twilight. Bring it into your life!

Nov
15
2019
Swamp Flashlight Night

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights!

Nov
16
2019
Swamp Art Show Field Day

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Nov
16
2019
Paddle Boats & Pirogues: Baton Rouge Garden Club's Flower Show and Tea

Please join us for our annual Standard Flower Show. This show is free and open to the public. We would love to see you there. Please bring your club members and anyone else who loves flower and plants as much as we do!

Nov
16
2019
STEM Expansion: Astrobiology/Dragonfly Mission

This adolescent program increases the knowledge base of those young people interested in further astronomy-grounded STEM challenges. Certificates are earned, and a section of archived experiments—some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site)—take place.

Nov
17
2019
Swamp Art Show Field Day

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Nov
23
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
23
2019
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.

Nov
23
2019
Natural Sky Conference

We inadvertently block our view of the sky, using a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly designed streetlamps and other nighttime fixtures.

Ages: 11+

Nov
30
2019
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
30
2019
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Dec
6
2019
Reindeer Ride

Welcome the holiday season with a unique nighttime family bike ride. We will ride up the levee from Farr Park campground to downtown Baton Rouge for Baton Rouge’s Downtown Christmas Lighting Celebration. Participants will leave the levee trail head and join in a colorful bike parade through the downtown area, partake in the holiday festivities, then return to Farr Park together. What better way to start the holiday season than with this event!

Ages: 8+

Dec
6
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over twenty years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Dec
7
2019
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species.

Dec
7
2019
Green Force Volunteer Training

Come join our volunteer force and help us make a greener, healthier East Baton Rouge Parish!

Registration Deadline: 11/27/2019

Ages: 18+

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