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Science Programs & Events

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
31
2020
Science Academy

Under the guidance of HRPO Education Curator Amy Northrop, Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy—at their level! They have an exciting chance each Saturday to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth? and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
31
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

Nov
6
2020
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!

Nov
7
2020
Science Academy

Under the guidance of HRPO Education Curator Amy Northrop, Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy—at their level! They have an exciting chance each Saturday to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth? and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
7
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

Nov
13
2020
Natural Sky Conference

We inadvertently block our view of the sky, using a curtain of dust particles illuminated by badly designed streetlamps and other nighttime fixtures.

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
Science Academy

Under the guidance of HRPO Education Curator Amy Northrop, Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy—at their level! They have an exciting chance each Saturday to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth? and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program.

Ages: 8-12

Nov
14
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

Nov
20
2020
Friday Night Lecture Series

Originating years ago as a weekly outdoor presentation, HRPO’s cornerstone program—now indoors—provides free, entertaining and intelligent science talks to the citizens of the Baton Rouge area. Perennially favorite speakers and topics are interspersed through the calendar year with surprising new guests and new concepts. No expertise in the physical sciences is required.

Nov
20
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

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
21
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

Nov
28
2020
Science Academy

Under the guidance of HRPO Education Curator Amy Northrop, Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy—at their level! They have an exciting chance each Saturday to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth? and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program.

Ages: 8-12

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
4
2020
Friday Night Lecture Series

Originating years ago as a weekly outdoor presentation, HRPO’s cornerstone program—now indoors—provides free, entertaining and intelligent science talks to the citizens of the Baton Rouge area. Perennially favorite speakers and topics are interspersed through the calendar year with surprising new guests and new concepts. No expertise in the physical sciences is required.

Dec
4
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

Dec
5
2020
Science Academy

Under the guidance of HRPO Education Curator Amy Northrop, Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy—at their level! They have an exciting chance each Saturday to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth? and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
5
2020
Evening Sky Viewing

HRPO houses a 50-cm reflector, a 40-cm reflector and several smaller telescopes to bring the majesty of the night sky to the public.

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