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Science and Nature Programs & Events

Mar
16
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

Mar
16
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Mar
16
2021
Urban Nature Hike Series: Forest

Interested in exploring the nature oasis next door or looking to take your neighborhood walks to the next level? Our Urban Hike series is a great start! Geared toward nature novices of all ages, participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through a BREC park while learning some fun facts about the park’s natural areas and the fundamentals of adventuring in the great outdoors.

Ages: 6+

Mar
17
2021
31 Days of Rockin' at the Swamp

Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card.

Mar
17
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Mar
17
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Mar
18
2021
31 Days of Rockin' at the Swamp

Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card.

Mar
18
2021
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Mar
18
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Mar
19
2021
31 Days of Rockin' at the Swamp

Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card.

Mar
19
2021
English and Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available.

Ages: 6+

Mar
19
2021
Movie Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

Join BREC and the LSU College of Science for a movie under the stars. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy Free popcorn, telescopes, a sky viewing and food truck.

Mar
19
2021
Remote Discussion: Nuclear Physics in Medicine

Professor Kenneth ‘Kip’ Matthews has received the Shalek Award. For his first-ever presentation for HRPO, he will delve into the astonishing areas of ionizing/non-ionization radiation and radioisotope imaging. Internet connection instructions are at http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/special.html.

Mar
20
2021
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets once per season! All leashed pets are welcome, but vaccinations should be current. In order to help promote physical distancing, additional watering stations will be set up for our four-legged friends.

Mar
20
2021
31 Days of Rockin' at the Swamp

Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card.

Mar
20
2021
Summer Camp Meet and Greet

HRPO Summer Camp is back in person and right around the corner. Personnel will give you the opportunity to visit the Observatory for the first time and learn how our camp is the perfect introduction to year-round STEM excitement! For over two decades we’ve programmed this wildly popular day camp during summer break

Mar
20
2021
STEM Expansion

This program offers advanced demonstrations, topic extensions and all-new games and activities to an older crowd. Certificates will be earned, and a section of archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site), take place. Engineering, early NASA missions and astrobiology are some of the programmed topics.

Ages: 12-16

Mar
21
2021
31 Days of Rockin' at the Swamp

Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card.

Mar
22
2021
Beginning Birding with the Baton Rouge Audubon Society

This class is designed for the beginning bird watcher. It will consist of 4 weekly sessions. In the first session, students will be introduced to binoculars and field guides and basic information about birdwatching. The following three weeks, there bird walks around the property to try to see, hear, and identify as many birds as possible. Bird walks may last up to 1.5 - 2 hours (at a very leisurely pace) so mobility is required.

Mar
22
2021
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders aged 6 and up with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a 6-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and co-ordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers.

Ages: 6+

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