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This program is designed to cultivate and empower teens to become community leaders. Participants will learn job development skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview skills and other skills that can assist them in becoming productive citizens when they graduate from high school.
Introduction to tennis. Indoor courts will be used in the event of inclement weather. Walk-ins accepted.
Forest bathing, Nature Rx, Ecotherapy, Green Peace…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. We will be hiking off the beaten path at BREC’s largest Conservation Area using the outdoors as a window to relaxation and a free mind. Join us to get a well-deserved dose of nature at its finest. This program is geared towards adults but children 13 and older are welcome to attend
Rocks, crystals, and gemstones, oh my! If you like nature’s earthly treasures, this event will rock your world! Join us to explore the world of rocks, minerals, gemstones and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Make your own rock & mineral identification card on our Treasure Trail. Try your skill scaling our rock-climbing wall. Experience the excitement of the gold rush while hunting for iron pyrite in our “Gold” Mine. Create your own “rock pet” in our Stone Craft Corner. Explore ancient life forms in the Fossil Quarry. This is one rockin’ day of fun highlighting geology and earth science that you won’t want to miss. Food and beverage purchases available from on-site vendors. Sponsored by the BREC Foundation, La Capitol Federal Credit Union
It’s time to party like a Rockstar! Staff and children will discover new lyrics and dance moves popular to our world today. All songs chosen will be age appropriate and there will be a concert every Fourth Monday. This class will be ongoing for three months with no need for pre-registration, just join us at the center! Register at each facility by filling out a BREC Registration Card with each participant’s household information. Guardian/Parent signature required for ages 12 and younger.
Gather the entire family to experience the holidays the BREC way as Santa makes his stop at the Santa Road Show at Gus Young Park. Be sure to take memorable photos with Santa and enjoy free holiday themed games and activities.
Every Saturday, community youth participate in a series of planned activities that can enhance their social, academic, cultural arts and critical thinking skills while having lots of fun. This free program, offered in partnership with the YMCA and Abounding Love Ministries, operates from Sept. 15, 2018 to May 24, 2019
“Cadets” are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy. They explore gravity, simple machines, stars, planets, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program! Each session is stand-alone, but your child will want to attend again and again.
Just pay court fees. No registration required.
Join us for this exciting senior biking program. We offer seniors a chance to maintain their fitness, lift their spirits and enjoy a social experience with others as they ride special designed cruisers or three-wheeled trike bikes, in our community parks and trail ways. The Program is free if you bring your own bike. You can pre-register for this monthly program. Sponsors: Subaru of Baton Rouge
Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. With these techniques visitors can see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.
This four-week program reinforces stroke development, conditioning, and strategies for adult intermediate players.
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.
This program offers recreational opportunities as a learning tool for daily living activities for adults with mental and developmental disabilities. This program bridges the gap between high school and the life after for these participants. Participants will learn how to become a part of their community, engaging in meaningful daily activities. The participants will have opportunities to take daily trips to volunteer sites to actively engage in their community.
Through partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.
Enrollment must be approved by tennis instructor. Indoor courts will be used in the event of inclement weather.
Artists interested in participating in upcoming Swamp Art Show Series opportunities can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration for free.* Whether your creative gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies, we’ll provide workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Artists must check-in at the front desk to receive free admission. Artists are asked to provide their contact information and designate in which show(s) they are interested. This information is used to keep contact information current in our growing artist directory.
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.
Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS), visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars optional but recommended. For information on other local birding activities and the Louisiana Bird Observatory, visit braudubon.org. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Audubon Society.
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.