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Nature & Science Events

Oct
17
2017
Walk & Train - Dog Obedience Class

Looking for some exercise with your four-legged friend? Does your pup need basic obedience training? BREC is now offering a program that combines the two! Walk and Train with your DOG are held every Tuesday in October from October 3-24

Oct
17
2017
Trot & Brew

The mission is to teach adults about horses, riding, care for horses, etc. in a fun and relaxed environment.

Ages: 18+

Oct
17
2017
Walk & Train - Dog Obedience Class

Looking for some exercise with your four-legged friend? Does your pup need basic obedience training? BREC is now offering a program that combines the two! Walk and Train with your DOG are held every Tuesday in October from October 3-24

Oct
18
2017
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.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
19
2017
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.

Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)

Oct
19
2017
Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Rachel

This one-hour beginner Vinyasa flow class will flow through basic yoga poses while focusing on the breath to relieve tension in the body and mind while building strength with our certified yoga instructor, Rachel Hunter.

Oct
20
2017
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed specifically for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume.

Oct
20
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Oct
20
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Oct
21
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Frenchtown

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s conservation areas.

Registration Deadline: 10/20/2017

Ages: 6+ (or able to complete a two-mile hike without a stroller)

Oct
21
2017
Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not- scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, wander through the Hay Maze or explore our Enchanted Swamp.

Oct
21
2017
Farr Park Open House & Student Horse Show

Bring the family to tour Farr Park Equestrian Center and enjoy a student-only horse show, games, prizes, petting zoo, concessions, hay rides, riding demonstrations and more.

Oct
21
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
21
2017
Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s’more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a BREC park!

Oct
21
2017
Spooky Spectrum

Come visit–if you dare–as HRPO’s ninth annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish takes place. We’ll delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations, some of which we've never used

Ages: 6+

Oct
21
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Oct
22
2017
Boo at the Zoo

The Zoo invites you to join us for Boo at the Zoo, a merry-not- scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Children can visit treat stations throughout the Zoo, wander through the Hay Maze or explore our Enchanted Swamp.

Oct
24
2017
Walk & Train - Dog Obedience Class

Looking for some exercise with your four-legged friend? Does your pup need basic obedience training? BREC is now offering a program that combines the two! Walk and Train with your DOG are held every Tuesday in October from October 3-24

Oct
24
2017
Trot & Brew

The mission is to teach adults about horses, riding, care for horses, etc. in a fun and relaxed environment.

Ages: 18+

Oct
24
2017
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for ages 6-10.

Ages: 6-10 (with accompanying adult)

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