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Nature Programs & Events

Apr
10
2021
Birds and Beyond

BREC Conservation and Outdoor Adventure are joining forces to offer you a great birding adventure! Join BREC naturalists and local bird experts on a journey to see all that our local waterways have to offer! You will get the full safari experience by kayak where you can view our parish’s different habitats and wildlife.

Ages: 13+

Apr
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.

Apr
12
2021
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders aged 6 and up with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a 6-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and co-ordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers.

Ages: 6+

Apr
12
2021
Trot and Brew Adult Horsemanship

Adults will meet for half hour of “coffee talk” and then ride for 1 hour. Learn about horses, riding, care of the horse, etc in a fun and relaxed environment. Coffee and snack will be provided. Basic English and Western will be taught in the program.

Ages: 25+

Apr
13
2021
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids 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.

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Apr
13
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Apr
14
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

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.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Apr
14
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Apr
15
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

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.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Apr
15
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Apr
16
2021
BioBlitz 2021

Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as we explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Zachary Community Park. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists, or signing up for a workshop where we will host special activities to learn through hands on sampling, live animal encounters, and more!

Apr
16
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Apr
17
2021
Farr Park Equestrian Center’s Student Horse Show

Watch students compete in Western and English riding events. Classes include: equitation over fences and on the flat, barrel racing, pole bending, trail, Western horsemanship and showmanship. English classes will take place on Saturday 1/16 and Western classes on Sunday 1/17.

Ages: 6+

Apr
17
2021
BioBlitz 2021

Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as we explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Zachary Community Park. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists, or signing up for a workshop where we will host special activities to learn through hands on sampling, live animal encounters, and more!

Apr
17
2021
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Those interested in working on entry pieces for upcoming Swamp Art Show Series shows can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration (FOR FREE!). Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies – we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
18
2021
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Those interested in working on entry pieces for upcoming Swamp Art Show Series shows can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration (FOR FREE!). Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies – we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces!

Apr
19
2021
Earth Day: Greenwood

For the month of April, BREC invites you to your local neighborhood park to celebrate Earth Day! Bring the whole family out for an outdoor evening (weather permitting) with fun environmentally-conscious crafts that you can take home!

Ages: all

Apr
20
2021
Trail Time Translated - Spanish

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)

Apr
20
2021
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids 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.

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Apr
20
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

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