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Science and Nature Programs & Events

Nov
1
2022
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. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Nov
1
2022
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+

Nov
2
2022
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.

Nov
2
2022
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. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
2
2022
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+

Nov
3
2022
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. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
3
2022
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+

Nov
4
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
4
2022
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+

Nov
4
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

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

Ages: 14+

Nov
5
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Nov
5
2022
Invasive Plant Workshop

Do you have invasives species growing in yard that you want to learn how to get rid of? Ever wondered what is a friend and what is a foe in the jungle of your yard? Then this is the workshop for you! BREC scientists and invasive species removal professionals will be giving a in-depth look at the worst invasive plant species in the parish and how to tackle them. Learn from our tried and true techniques, see them in action and ask questions! Register in advance at volunteer.brec.org Space limited, registration may close if class fills

Ages: 16+

Nov
5
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
5
2022
Science Academy

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy! Topics will include Saturn, Neptune, deep-space objects, observing the Universe and more. Aug. 6 + 20 + 27 / Sept. 3 + 10 + 24 Oct. 1 + 15 + 22 / Nov. 5 + 12 Dec. 3 + 10 + 17 + 31 Saturday / 10 a.m.-noon $5 EBR Parish residents $6 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 8-12

Nov
8
2022
Total Lunar Eclipse

Enjoy early morning sky excitement as we witness one of nature’s most spectacular events! While in the constellation Aries, the Moon will enter the Earth’s shadow, turning darker and darker—and then ???. The eclipse takes place early Tuesday morning. Nov. 8 / 2-5 a.m.

Nov
8
2022
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. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Nov
8
2022
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+

Nov
9
2022
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.

Nov
9
2022
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. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
9
2022
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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