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Nature Events

Jun
23
2018
Swamp Dog Days

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

Jun
26
2018
Saturnian Opposition

Saturn will be exactly 180 degrees from the Sun, rising as the Sun is setting. We will then be the closest to Saturn this year! The ringed beauty (on this date in the constellation Sagittarius) is always a delight. Sometimes a viewer can spy contrasts in the upper cloud deck, as well as the largest moon Titan.

Jun
30
2018
Asteroid Day

The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society is helming this special event focusing origins of asteroids, how to view them with binoculars and the potential dangers they pose to Earth. There will be a variety of asteroid-oriented physical science demonstrations, experiments and videos! Right before closing a telescope will aim at the asteroid Vesta!

Jul
7
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Jul
19
2018
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Jul
26
2018
Great Martian Opposition

GREAT MARTIAN OPPOSITION This close pass by Mars will result in the largest apparition of the Red Planet Earthlings have seen in thirteen years! Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune will be visible as well. Join us.

Aug
1
2018
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
4
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Aug
7
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
9
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
10
2018
Flashlight Night at the Swamp

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters and running special nature films. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends

Aug
11
2018
Perseid Meteor Shower

Every summer the Earth plows through a trail of cometary debris. Those who devote the time and quash the local light pollution will see a natural light show unlike any other. HRPO hosts a viewing session during the nighttime period with the best chance of high meteor rates.

Aug
14
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
16
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
16
2018
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
18
2018
Duck Duck Goose Day

This event gives visitors a first-hand look at waterfowl decoy carving, an art form firmly rooted in Louisiana's rich cultural heritage, by featuring some of the region's oldest and most rare decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the Deep South and beyond. This year’s event honors decoy carvers from “Downriver” and south of New Orleans, as well as those from Shell Beach.

Aug
21
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
23
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
28
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Aug
28
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

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