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Science Programs & Events

Oct
29
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Nov
5
2021
Natural Sky Conference

We inadvertently block our view of the sky, using a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly-designed street lamps and other nighttime fixtures. We invite the public to meet those individuals and organizations in town that have a direct ability to quelch the light pollution in the area.

Nov
5
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Nov
6
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

Nov
12
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Nov
13
2021
Nature Pioneers

Bring your curious little ones and join Conservation staff to start them down the path of nature exploration. Your Nature Pioneer can come explore with us at Palomino Drive Park and enjoy short hikes, games, storytelling and arts and crafts! Each program will explore a different theme through indoor and outdoor investigation and exploration. Children must be registered and accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 3-6

Nov
13
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.

Nov
19
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Nov
26
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Nov
27
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

Dec
3
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Dec
4
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

Dec
4
2021
Green Force Volunteer Training

BREC Conservation is looking to train a dedicated force of volunteers in resource management, education and programming. Learn how to help keep our habitats clean and healthy and earn rewards doing it! Only 20 volunteer hours a year commitment! Whether you want to learn more about invasive species removal, trail clearing or how to be a program or event aid, this training is for you! Training includes a classroom component and hands-on field training that we knock out all in one day. Lunch is provided and we will be in a location that provides social distancing during the classroom component. The training counts towards your total hours for the year.

Ages: 16+

Dec
10
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Dec
11
2021
Woods Walk Series: Frenchtown

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 our Woods 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 an adult must accompany all children.

Ages: 8+

Dec
11
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.

Dec
14
2021
Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminids are one of the major meteor showers of the year—the only one caused by an asteroid. Come join us and see if we can catch some “earthgrazers”! Program may shift by one day.

Dec
17
2021
Friday Night Lecture Series

For almost twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

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