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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. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional, but recommended. For more information on birding and the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, visit

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.

Swamp School

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

Sweet Tart Art

Parents, don’t buy valentines- take this opportunity to ignite a passion for art in your child. Students will utilize different printmaking techniques to craft valentines for classmates.

T-Ball & Coaches Pitch Clinic

This program teaches participants the fundamentals of softball/baseball including fielding, throwing, running bases, and hitting.

Table Tennis

Table tennis keep is a great way to stimulate mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. This makes it the perfect game for seniors! Table tennis also develops mental acuity, improves reflexes, is easy on the joints, burns calories, offers a social outlet, improves balance, and stimulates various different parts of the brain.

Tai Chi

Looking for a pain reliever that doesn’t involve medicine? Join us to learn Tai Chi: an ancient therapy which relieves pain, fights depression, promotes deep breathing, lowers blood pressure, and Improves balance.

Tang Soo Do

The Korean martial arts form of the “way of the open hand.”

Tea Dance: Milton J. Womack

The Tea Dance is BREC’s most popular program for seniors. Each week you will enjoy live entertainment, lite refreshments and plenty of dancing as you meet new friends and catch up with familiar faces.

The Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s'more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a beautiful BREC park!

Tiny Steps

This mother’s day out program includes organized recreational games, creative art projects, singing and dancing, while socializing with peers. This program also promotes physical fitness and health through exercise and fun. Healthy snacks are provided through a partnership with Big Buddy.

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. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks.


Instructors will teach basic tumbling skills, flexibility and self- confidence with an emphasis on safety and proper techniques

Valentine's Movie Mixer

Whether single or in a pair, love is in the air! Pick your potion- wine, beer, or soda-and enjoy the evening with appetizers, trivia, a movie and more.

Walk & Talk: Hooper Road

This program is designed for adults to interact with each other in BREC’s beautiful Hooper Road Park. Staff will participate with adults ages 55 and older as you set goals to maintain your healthy lifestyle. Stay fit while getting a brisk outdoor walk!


Looking for some exercise with your four-legged friend? Does your pup need basic obedience training?

Weekend Tea Dance

Enjoy live entertainment and light refreshments, while dancing to classic ballroom dance music.

What's My Profession?

This program for young adults offers specifics regarding different careers. This program will allow the participants to try and find a career that fits with their personal goals and objectives. Opportunities include meeting teachers, plant workers and medical professionals.

Woods Walk Hiking Series: Frenchtown

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.

Woods Walk Hiking Series: Sandy Creek

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. Attend this once a month program at alternating parks to learn something new while enjoying nature. Children must be accompanied by an adult and able to complete a 2 mile hike or be carried by an adult. Program locations will rotate at BREC Conservation Parks and each hike will cover a different topic in ecology.

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