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Science and Nature Programs & Events

Jun
19
2021
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.

Jun
19
2021
STEM Expansion

This program offers advanced demonstrations, topic extensions and all-new games and activities to an older crowd. Certificates will be earned, and a section of archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site), take place. Engineering, early NASA missions and astrobiology are some of the programmed topics.

Ages: 12-16

Jun
26
2021
ARRL Field Day

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!

Ages: 8+

Jul
2
2021
The Edge of Night

It’s not light, it’s not dark. It’s that special time called twilight, and HRPO wants to introduce you to it!

Jul
3
2021
Early Bird Extended Hours

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Due to current protocols, a guide is not provided for this program, but you are welcome to come enjoy the trails on your own before our normal operating hours begin.

Ages: All Ages

Jul
10
2021
Solar Viewing

Weather permitting, personnel presents the Sun projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. Patrons are able to see any sizable sunspots or flares. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.

Jul
24
2021
Plus Nights

On these nights visitors get something in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Ages: All ages

Jul
31
2021
STEM Expansion

This program offers advanced demonstrations, topic extensions and all-new games and activities to an older crowd. Certificates will be earned, and a section of archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site), take place. Engineering, early NASA missions and astrobiology are some of the programmed topics.

Ages: 12-16

Aug
13
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.

Sep
18
2021
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.

Nov
12
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.

Dec
11
2021
Trail Dayz

Join us for a morning of celebrating and enjoying all things Trails! Come and chat with our staff to learn more about BREC’s extensive wilderness trail systems for hiking and mountain biking. We will have mountain bikes available for rent, free snacks, music and more. Join or staff on a guided mountain bike ride or a guided hike to familiarize yourself with the trails for the first time, or meet with representatives from local mountain biking and hiking organizations to see about getting more involved in the active hobbies.

Dec
18
2021
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.

 
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