Nature & Science
June 18, 2019
The Highland Road Park Observatory invites you to come out Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 10 p.m. as they take part in the most popular amateur radio event across the nation – American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day! The Baton Rouge Amateur Radio Club (BRARC) returns to HRPO to teach the joys and importance of HAM radio in communication and emergency situations, how to send your name in Morse code, and how to obtain your own transmitting license in this great hobby that is over 100 years old!
December 6, 2017
In partnership with BREC, The Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission, The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System, and Baton Rouge Green, a Live Oak will be planted at Expressway Park in honor of Baton Rouge’s 200th birthday.
September 18, 2017
BREC, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and the LSO Foundation will host the Fourth Annual Kayak in Colors at Milford Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1-3 p.m. in support of Cancer Awareness.
July 24, 2017
Fly on over to BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (BSNC), 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, for the annual Duck Duck Goose Day event on Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Attention Stargazers! Highland Road Park Observatory presents two special sky viewings in August: Perseid Meteor Shower & “The Great American Eclipse”July 19, 2017
BREC’s Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO), located at 13800 Highland Road, will be hosting two special astronomical viewing events for the month of August.
February 22, 2017
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (BSNC) will host its eighth annual Rockin' at the Swamp event Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at BSNC, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway.
February 13, 2017
This year the Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO) celebrates its 20th anniversary of “brining astronomy to the people.” The Highland Road Park Observatory is brought to the public by BREC, Louisiana State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society and held its first public night in the Fall of 1997. The observatory houses a state-of-the-art 20-inch reflecting telescope, which has been used to discover more than 40 asteroids, and an accessible 16-inch reflecting telescope.