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Science and Nature Programs & Events

Jan
18
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
19
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
20
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
20
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Jan
21
2023
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff shows the Sun via projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + May 20 / noon-2 p.m.

Ages: all ages

Jan
21
2023
STEM Expansion

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older teen crowd. Archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years, are joined with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates will be earned by participants. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 21 + Feb. 18 + March 18 + April 22 + May 20 / 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 12-16

Jan
24
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
25
2023
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Jan
25
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
26
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
27
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Jan
27
2023
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Jan
28
2023
Conservation Woods Walk Series: Forest

Explore the natural places throughout the parish just beyond your backyard at BREC Conservation Areas with staff on a Conservation Woods Walk. Further off the beaten path, these walks are geared toward providing an interactive experience at Conservation areas and trails throughout the parish to make these special natural spaces more familiar. Open to both novices and experts alike, these walks are more primitive and more rigorous than your regular walk in the park. Preregistration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages: 8+

Jan
28
2023
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Registration closes the Friday before each class. Jan. 7 + 14 + 28 Feb. 4 + 11 + 25 March 4 + 11 + 25 April 1 + 8 + 15 May 6 + 13 + 27 10 a.m.-noon / Ages 8-12

Ages: 8-12

Jan
28
2023
Adult Astronomy Courses

Seasoned skygazers teach you how to focus, magnify and gauge transparency while using binoculars, telescopes and more. Get the most out of your skygazing investment or gift, so that you too can unlock wonderous views of the Heavens. Jan. 7: Learn Your Binoculars Jan. 28: Learn your Telescope 3:30-7:30 p.m. $15 for EBR Parish residents $18 for out-of-parish residents More info: hrpo.lsu.edu Registration deadline: Jan. 4 + Jan. 25

Ages: 18+

Jan
31
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
1
2023
Loyal to the Soil Gardening Club: Anna T. Jordan

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in learning more about gardening? Either way, the Loyal to the Soil Gardening program is for you! This program will allow you the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to grow nutritious foods, socialize with others and give contribute to your community. Jan. 12-June 29 / Wednesday / 9:30-11 a.m.

Feb
1
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
2
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Feb
3
2023
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

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