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.
Choose one of the categories below to see upcoming events or check out the calendar below to see all Science & Nature events.
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
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Highland Road Observatory
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Upcoming Science and Nature Events
Recent Science and Nature News
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!
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, 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.
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”
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.