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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - Contact: 225-273-6439

BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Hosts Duck Duck Goose Day

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (BSNC) will host its annual Duck Duck Goose Day event Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at BSNC, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway.

This event gives visitors a first-hand look at waterfowl decoy carving, an art form firmly rooted in Louisiana's rich cultural heritage, by featuring some of the region's oldest and most rare decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the Deep South.

This year's special focus is "Classic New Orleans Decoys," featuring special exhibits in large displays highlighting New Orleans Decoys, carving demonstrations, duck calls, and even vintage boats and paddles-some over a hundred years old! In addition to these waterfowl displays, this event will include guest speakers, food and beverage vendors and door prize giveaways throughout the day.

Children and adults can enjoy the day together with hands-on activities like the Carving Corner where visitors use soap to carve their own mini duck decoys, a Duck Box inflatable jump house, live baby duck petting in the Duck Pen, duck-themed carnival prize booths, face-painting and more!

Admission is $4 for children, ages 3-17; $5 for adults; $2 for BSNC pass members; and free for children, ages 2 and younger.

The 2015 Honorees for the event include Mrs. Sarah Hall, wife of Dave Hall; Al Muller, New Orleans senior carver and collector; and Andre Uzee, son of Francis "Slim" Uzee.

Supporters for the event include Southeastern Antique Decoy Collectors, Louisiana Ducks Unlimited, Bounce N' Around Inflatables and the BREC Foundation.

For more information, contact the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center at 225-757-8905 or visit brec.org/swamp.

 

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