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Mar
24
2014
Photo Contest Entry Deadline

Get your cameras ready! The Baton Rouge Zoo's annual photo contest is your chance to share your favorite photos of your favorite animals. The deadline to submit your photos is Monday, March 24. Visit www.theadvocate.com/contests to submit your photo. See you at the Zoo!

Mar
24
2014
Photo Contest Voting

Come try your hand at being an art critic! Photo submissions for our annual photo contest will be available online at The Advocate from March 24 - March 26 for voting. A panel of jurors, chosen from the professional community, will judge the entries to determine the grand prize winner. All decisions made by voters and by the panel are final.

Apr
4
2014
Friday Night Lecture Series

"Wonders of the Winter Sky" --- The temperature is mild as April's constellations settle high overhead early in the night. HRPO Education Curator Amy Brouillette takes the audience on a fascinating tour of Baton Rouge's summer season. She highlights the celestial gems that will sparkle throughout the next three months...gems that visitors will be able to see live if they continue to visit HRPO!

Apr
4
2014
Friday Night Lecture Series

"Wonders of the Spring Sky" --- The temperature is mild as April's constellations settle high overhead early in the night. HRPO Education Curator Amy Brouillette takes the audience on a fascinating tour of Baton Rouge's summer season. She highlights the celestial gems that will sparkle throughout the next three months...gems that visitors will be able to see live if they continue to visit HRPO!

Recent Nature & Outdoors News View All

  • A Mix of Moonlight and the Red Planet

    Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, invites everyone to share the view of the planet Mars Closest Approach to Earth and a lunar eclipse on April 14 and 15. This is an opportunity for overnight excitement at the Observatory.

  • BREC Opens Park Splash Pads for the Summer Season

    BREC will open Park Splash Pads at City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood Community Parks on Monday, March 31 for the 2014 season. Each location will operate splash pads from March-Oct. daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Rock Out at Rockin' at the Swamp!

    BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (BSNC), 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, will host its fifth annual Rockin' at the Swamp event Sat., March 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • BREC’s 6th Annual Comite Classic Date Postponed

    BREC’s 6th Annual Comite Classic mountain bike race has been postponed until Jan. 11, 2014.

  • BREC Brings National Recycling Celebration to East Baton Rouge Parish

    On Saturday, Nov. 16, BREC will host Geaux Green with BREC, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

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