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Nature Programs & Events

Oct
25
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
26
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
27
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
27
2020
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we continue hands-on fun through outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, live animal encounters, and healthy snacks

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Oct
28
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
28
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
29
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
29
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
29
2020
Nature Explorers Virtual Club

Do you have a budding biologist, seasoned scientist, or an avid mud-pie enthusiast at home? Nature Explorers Virtual Club is the adventure for you! After the success of our virtual camp we want to keep the fun going and are happy to present the nature explorers virtual club! This once a week club will dive into month long themes and explore concepts related to the world around us with virtual nature hikes through BREC Conservation areas, live animal encounters, active outdoor explorations, games, challenges, and much more! Join our enthusiastic naturalists for a themed month of adventure, engagement, and socialization.

Ages: 9-13

Oct
30
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
30
2020
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Come and get your crafting on at Bluebonnet Swamp! Join us for a variety of nature-themed crafts you can make & take – from slithery snakes to chomping alligators, our craft selection changes from season to season. Tables, chairs, and reusable craft supplies will be sanitized between visitors; tables will be spaced to promote physical distancing requirements.

Oct
31
2020
GEAUX Fish with BREC!

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish during the month of October! This Fall’s Rodeo will have a twist. The Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo will be at multiple BREC ponds around the parish. Fill your catfish limit or be one of the lucky anglers to win a prize for catching one of the special tagged fish

Oct
31
2020
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Come and get your crafting on at Bluebonnet Swamp! Join us for a variety of nature-themed crafts you can make & take – from slithery snakes to chomping alligators, our craft selection changes from season to season. Tables, chairs, and reusable craft supplies will be sanitized between visitors; tables will be spaced to promote physical distancing requirements.

Nov
13
2020
Flashlight Night at the Swamp

Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Bring your family and friends for a fun group outing or head out on the trails solo to enjoy this BREC park after hours. Before or after your night hike, meet some of our resident educational animals in the nature center. The swamp trails can be really dark at night

Nov
14
2020
Revive Your Mind Nature Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, NATURE is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you. We will be using time in nature to slow down and take a break through mindful, purposeful observation

Ages: 13+

Nov
14
2020
Swamp Art Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! This creative opportunity will also be offered in the spring! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for artists. To receive free admission, artists are required to provide contact information at check-in to keep our growing artist directory current.

Nov
15
2020
Swamp Art Field Days

Twice a year, artists are invited to visit Bluebonnet Swamp for inspiration in creating works of art that can be entered in upcoming Swamp Art Shows. Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, fabric or pen, come on out and let the swamp inspire you. Bring your own supplies, and we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! This creative opportunity will also be offered in the spring! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for artists. To receive free admission, artists are required to provide contact information at check-in to keep our growing artist directory current.

Nov
21
2020
Birds and Beyond Birding Paddle

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. Birds will be the focus, but no creature is off limits as we explore the food chain that supports local bird communities. Participants are expected to have basic paddling skills. This event is weather dependent, and registration is limited to kayak availability.

Ages: 13+ (Must be able to complete a 3-mile paddle by kayak)

Nov
28
2020
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Dec
12
2020
Woods Walk: Blackwater

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 Wood’s Walk Hiking Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics. Each hike in the series will dive into different topics connected to these unique sites in East Baton Rouge Parish. Come to one or multiple hikes in the series to indulge in the great outdoors. Preregistration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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