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Science Programs & Events

May
8
2021
Woods Walks: Manchac

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 Woods Walk Hiking Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics.

Ages: 8+

May
8
2021
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into a wonderful world in which they explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

May
11
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

May
15
2021
Nature Pioneers

Join Conservation staff for this NEW program for children age 3-6 and their parents or guardians. 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.

Ages: 3-6

May
15
2021
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into a wonderful world in which they explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

May
15
2021
International Astronomy Day

The largest IAD celebration in the region serves up a wealth of STEM exhibitors and demonstrations, games, music and a raffle for hundreds of dollars in prizes.

May
16
2021
Mercurian Elongation

The safest time to view elusive Mercury is when it is as removed from the Sun as possible. Patrons will see a magnified image of a “half-Mercury.”

May
18
2021
Trail Time Translated - ASL

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

May
21
2021
Nature Night Hike

Join us on a Friday night for a terrific way to say goodbye to school and kickstart the summer! The program will include a night hike learning about local ecology and nocturnal animals and will include activities and games.

Ages: 6+

May
22
2021
Swamp Birthday

Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us! We’ll be celebrating 24 years of connecting people to nature on Saturday, May 22. Join us for all-day fun including live animal encounters, crafts, and giveaways while they last. Best of all, enjoy FREE ADMISSION!

May
22
2021
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into a wonderful world in which they explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

May
29
2021
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into a wonderful world in which they explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jun
5
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

Jun
5
2021
BREC's National Trails Day: Wampold

Did you know June 5th is National Trails Day and is celebrated at parks all across the country? We would love for you to celebrate with your local BREC parks!

Jun
5
2021
BREC's National Trails Day: Dawson Creek

Did you know June 5th is National Trails Day and is celebrated at parks all across the country? We would love for you to celebrate with your local BREC parks!

Jun
5
2021
BREC's National Trails Day: Frenchtown

Did you know June 5th is National Trails Day and is celebrated at parks all across the country? We would love for you to celebrate with your local BREC parks!

Jun
5
2021
BREC's National Trails Day: Blackwater

Did you know June 5th is National Trails Day and is celebrated at parks all across the country? We would love for you to celebrate with your local BREC parks!

Jun
26
2021
ARRL Field Day

The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club returns to teach you the joys and importance of ham radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!

Ages: 8+

Jul
2
2021
The 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!

Jul
3
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

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