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Nature & Science Programs & Events

Feb
28
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over twenty years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Feb
29
2020
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species.

Feb
29
2020
Geaux Fish Catfish Rodeo

Grab your fishing pole and head out with the family to GEAUX Fish! Our Geaux Fish Rodeos are a great opportunity to introduce new anglers to the sport of fishing or for the old veteran to test their skills. We will be stocking the pond with adult channel catfish to ensure you have plenty to catch and prizes galore. Don’t miss this chance to bring home channel catfish for dinner and spend the day outside with the family.

Registration Deadline: 02/27/2020

Mar
4
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
5
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
6
2020
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!

Mar
6
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over twenty years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Mar
7
2020
Green Force Volunteer Training

Come join our volunteer force and help us make a greener, healthier East Baton Rouge Parish!

Registration Deadline: 02/24/2020
Registration Closed

Ages: 18+

Mar
7
2020
Rockin' at the Swamp

Join us to explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Try your skill scaling our rock climbing wall. Learn to identify different rocks and minerals and make your own take-home identification card on our Treasure Trail.

Mar
7
2020
Revive Your Mind Hike

Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy…it’s been called many things but the message is the same, NATURE is good for you! If life has you spinning and you feel out of balance this is the hike for you. We will be using time in nature to slow down and take a break through mindful, purposeful observation.

Registration Deadline: 02/27/2020

Ages: 13+

Mar
7
2020
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
7
2020
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Mar
10
2020
Swamp School

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

Ages: 6-10

Mar
11
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
12
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
13
2020
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over twenty years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Mar
14
2020
Science Academy

“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy.

Ages: 8-12

Mar
17
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers Translated - Mandarin

An opportunity for non-English-speaking families with young children to participate in one of our longest-running programs. Children ages 2-5 are invited with their parents or guardians to enjoy learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks with the assistance of an interpreter.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
18
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Mar
19
2020
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

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