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Aug
19
2017
Paddle Up 4

Are you ready to test your paddling and quick-thinking skills? If you answered yes, then it is time to take our Paddle Up 4 trip!

Registration Deadline: 08/17/2017
Registration Closed

Ages: 12 & older

Aug
19
2017
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 rarest decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the deep South.

Aug
21
2017
Great American Eclipse

On August 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature's most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.

Aug
23
2017
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddle 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+

Sep
1
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+

Sep
1
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.

Sep
2
2017
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.

Sep
2
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

Sep
2
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.

Sep
6
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)

Sep
6
2017
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddle 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+

Sep
7
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)

Sep
8
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+

Sep
8
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.

Sep
9
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

Sep
9
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.

Sep
12
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)

Sep
13
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)

Sep
13
2017
Paddle Up 2

Paddle Up 2 programs are intermediate, open water paddling classes. Participants will practice advanced techniques and learn intermediate maneuvering skills on a local BREC pond or the University Lakes.

Ages: 8+

Sep
14
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)

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