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Programs & Events

May
8
2021
Woods Walks: Manchac

Satisfy your curiosity about the trees you see at BREC Parks and your wonder about the animals that call BREC Conservation Areas home. Join a BREC Naturalist for on the Woods Walk Hiking Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics.

Ages: 8+

May
11
2021
Kayaks & Coffee: Wampold - FULL

Looking for something more than your average cup of Joe to kickstart your morning routine? Try adding a little spice with Kayaks & Coffee, a fantastic blend of adventure and exercise to get you ready to face the day.

Ages: 18+

May
12
2021
Let’s Geaux Tie Dye: Zachary

Join BREC to learn the basic art of tie dye.

Ages: 6+

May
13
2021
Yoga at the Lakes: Wampold

Join us for Yoga at the Lakes! Yoga is more than a workout - it's a way to get in touch with your body, breath, and mind.

Ages: 12+

May
14
2021
Swamp Flashlight Night

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters througout the event. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. The swamp trails can be really dark at night – so don’t forget to bring a flashlight.

May
14
2021
RecTime: Lovett

Bring your kids out and enjoy some quality RecTime. BREC staff will lead participants through games, crafts and activities. Snacks will be provided.

Ages: 6-12

May
14
2021
Sunshine Teen Nights

This social opportunity is one exclusively for our teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We will offer an online activity on the second Friday of the month. There will be a monthly theme that is programmed with topics including art, cooking, wellness and game night and pre-registration is required. A device with internet access, speaker and a camera is required to participate. Upon registration, participants will be sent the Zoom link to join us!

Ages: 13-19

May
15
2021
Kids to Park Day: “Growing Through Life" Paint Pots and Plant a Seed

Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with BREC! A day filled with exciting activities connecting kids, families, and communities with their local parks.

May
15
2021
Kids to Parks Day: Flower Seed Bomb

Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with BREC! A day filled with exciting activities connecting kids, families, and communities with their local parks.

May
15
2021
Kids to Parks Day: Sports Mania

Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with BREC! A day filled with exciting activities connecting kids, families, and communities with their local parks.

May
15
2021
Pets & Paddling

What can be more fun than to give your family pet a nice boat ride on the University Lakes? This all-in-one event, in cooperation with Friends of the Animals, is an annual fundraiser and pet adoption program. Make a $10 contribution to Friends of the Animals and take your pooch out in a kayak or paddle board.

Ages: 12+

May
15
2021
E-Sports Tournament: Rocket League

Do you have the skills, coordination and training to beat other gamers? Join BREC for a 5-game series of online and in-person eSports tournaments. Details will be emailed upon registration and can also be found on our Discord sever BREC Online Tourny. All champions will receive prize packets. Space is limited!

Ages: 10+

May
15
2021
Kids to Parks Day: Kite Making

Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with BREC! A day filled with exciting activities connecting kids, families, and communities with their local parks.

May
15
2021
International Astronomy Day

The largest IAD celebration in the region serves up a wealth of STEM exhibitors and demonstrations, games, music and a raffle for hundreds of dollars in prizes.

May
15
2021
Kids to Parks Day: Celebrate Kids to Parks Day

Come celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with BREC! A day filled with exciting activities connecting kids, families, and communities with their local parks.

May
16
2021
Mercurian Elongation

The safest time to view elusive Mercury is when it is as removed from the Sun as possible. Patrons will see a magnified image of a “half-Mercury.”

May
18
2021
Trail Time Translated - ASL

Trail Time Translated incorporates all the fun of our Trail Time for Toddlers class along with a translator to help all our visitors enjoy this program. We offer classes in Mandarin, Spanish and American Sign Language – one for each language in both the spring and the fall.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

May
18
2021
SUP Yoga: Wampold

Looking for a way to challenge yourself? Come test your balance while learning paddling skills and basic yoga poses.

Ages: 12+

May
18
2021
SUP Yoga: Greenwood

Looking for a way to challenge yourself? Come test your balance while learning paddling skills and basic yoga poses.

Ages: 12+

May
21
2021
Virtual Sunshine Social

Get ready to join the party at BREC’s Virtual Adaptive Sunshine Social in partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge. Teens and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are invited to join the party every third Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Participants can log in and listen to their favorite tunes and dance the night away with their friends!

Ages: 16+

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