Science & Nature

Let BREC connect you with nature and the great outdoors. Visit unique facilities like BREC's Blackwater Conservation Area, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, the Botanic Garden and much more.

Upcoming Events

Choose one of the categories below to see upcoming events or check out the calendar below to see all Science & Nature events.

Nature

Science

Conservation

Outdoor Adventure

Science & Nature Facilities

Want to learn more about our Science & Nature facilities? Follow the links below to learn more and see what programs and events are happening there.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Botanic
Gardens

Cohn
Arboretum

Conservation

Dog
Parks

Farr Park Equestrian Center

Lakes and
Ponds

Highland Road Observatory

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Upcoming Science and Nature Events

Sep
18
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
18
2019
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you! This educational program will guide participants through the basics of hunting using fun, and engaging group activities.

Sep
19
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
20
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Recent Science and Nature News

  • Bluebonnet Swamp Hosts Annual Duck Duck Goose Day

    The BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Area welcomes families and feathered friends to a celebration of all things waterfowl related at their annual Duck Duck Goose Day on Saturday, August 17 from 9a.m.-4 p.m.

  • BRARC and HRPO Take Part in Nationwide Emergency Exercise at American Radio Relay League Field Day

    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!

  • Baton Rouge Bicentennial Oak Dedication

    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.

  • BREC Hosts Kayak in Colors for Cancer Awareness

    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.

  • BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Hosts Duck Duck Goose Day

    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.

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