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Sep
28
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Oct
1
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Oct
1
2022
First Saturdays At Frenchtown

Start your month off on the right foot by spending a little time in nature at Frenchtown Road Conservation Area. These activities will focus on connecting both nature lovers and nature novices alike with the inner workings of the largest conservation area in the BREC Conservation system. Just like the site, activities and topics will change monthly. For November’s session, please sign up for the Revive Your Mind Hike. Preregistration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Dec. 3 / 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6+

Oct
5
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Oct
8
2022
Farr Park Equestrian Center's Open House - CANCELED

Join us for Farr Park’s Open House and see everything that Farr Park has to offer. Families will be able to play games, tour the facility, go for a hayride, view riding demonstrations, and more!

Oct
12
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Oct
14
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Oct
19
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Oct
21
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Oct
26
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Oct
28
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Nov
2
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Nov
4
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
5
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Nov
5
2022
Invasive Plant Workshop

Do you have invasives species growing in yard that you want to learn how to get rid of? Ever wondered what is a friend and what is a foe in the jungle of your yard? Then this is the workshop for you! BREC scientists and invasive species removal professionals will be giving a in-depth look at the worst invasive plant species in the parish and how to tackle them. Learn from our tried and true techniques, see them in action and ask questions! Register in advance at volunteer.brec.org Space limited, registration may close if class fills

Ages: 16+

Nov
5
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
9
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Nov
11
2022
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 throughout 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. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellants are recommended. Please note that admission to the trails ends at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 12 + Nov. 11 / 5-9 p.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration is not required

Nov
16
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Nov
23
2022
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

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