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Dec
14
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.

Dec
15
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+

Dec
15
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.

Dec
16
2017
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.

Dec
16
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Kendalwood

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: 12/08/2017
Registration Closed

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

Dec
16
2017
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Dec
16
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.

Dec
21
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.

Dec
22
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+

Dec
22
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.

Dec
23
2017
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
1
2018
Back to Nature Photo Contest

It’s time to get BACK TO NATURE so get out your camera and get in the woods! This year photographers are challenged to let their photographs answer this question for them. How does nature embrace change?

Registration Deadline: 04/02/2018

Ages: All ages

Jan
2
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.

Jan
3
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.

Jan
4
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.

Jan
4
2018
The Striped Alligator

Kids will create a fabric collage of a native Louisiana animal while learning the process of fiber art creation. All materials included. Drop offs allowed.

Ages: 7-12

Jan
5
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.

Jan
6
2018
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species.

Jan
6
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.

Jan
6
2018
Frogwatch USA Training - Ribbit Ribbit!

FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of amphibians worldwide have experienced decline in past decades.

Ages: 12+

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