Swamp Education

Celebrating 20 years of connecting kids to the nature of fun.

We welcome students of all ages for general field trips throughout the school year. Can’t make a trip to the Swamp? Swamp on the Geaux! brings the swamp to you. Staff will conduct fee-based educational programs at your school for special classroom presentations or assemblies. 

GROUP TOURS

Group tours are generally scheduled Tuesday-Friday with both $3 (basic) and $5 (full) site tours from which to choose. Basic tours include staff-conducted live animal encounters and time for groups to explore the trails and exhibits on their own. Full tours include the live animal encounters as well as a guided hike where staff will lead groups on the trails pointing out scenic features and discussing the flora and fauna of Bluebonnet Swamp. Weekend group tours may also be scheduled (for Scouts and other groups), pending staff availability. Staff will work with teachers and group leaders to cover many special topics by request. To schedule a group tour, please call 225-757-8905 or email sguidry@brec.org.

SWAMP ON THE GEAUX!

Bring the staff and animals of Bluebonnet Swamp to YOU for special presentations when field trips are not an option. Designed for maximum groups of 60 participants per session, in-parish fees are $60 for the first hour, $40 for the second hour, and $20 for each additional hour. An additional 20% is required for all non-parish destinations. Enjoy learning about Bluebonnet Swamp and its creatures’ features from the comfort of your own place! Great for schools, day care centers, assisted living facilities, offices, and special group gatherings. To schedule a visit from Swamp on the Geaux!, please call 225-757-8905 or email sguidry@brec.org.


Click Here to register for programs listed below.

Our Trail Time & Swamp School programs are a great way to introduce your little ones to nature! Children 2-10 years old and accompanying adults have the opportunity to learn about nature in a fun, social setting, through hikes, crafts and animal encounters. Offered March-May / September-November

TRAIL TIME FOR TODDLERS

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

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. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.
Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year.
Participants sign up for a month at a time and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information.

Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior.

Location

BLUEBONNET SWAMP EDUCATION BUILDING

Dates & Times

Every Wednesday: Sept.-Oct., Nov. 1+8
Every Thursday: Sept.-Oct., Nov. 2+9

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Prices

$30 per month (four sessions) per child for EBR Parish residents (May + Nov. are half sessions at $15)
$36 per month (four sessions) per child for out-ofparish residents (May + Nov. are half sessions at $18)
Registration is required. (Max-15 children)
To register visit Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center or register online at webtrac.brec.org

SWAMP SCHOOL

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for 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. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held twice a month and themes change each class.

Registration for each month begins on the first of the month prior.

Location

BLUEBONNET SWAMP EDUCATION BUILDING

Dates & Times

Sept. 12 + 26 / Oct. 10 + 24 / Nov. 14
2-4 p.m.

Prices

$15 per month (two sessions) per child for EBR parish residents (May + Nov. are half sessions at $7.50
$18 per month (two sessions) per child for out-ofparish residents (May + Nov. are half sessions at $7.50)
Registration is required. (Max - 15 children)

Registration is required. (Max - 15 children)
To register visit Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center or register online at webtrac.brec.org

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