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
With temperatures remaining above forecasted levels, the BREC Natural Resource Management and maintenance teams are coordinating efforts to respond to a small fish kill in City Park Lake.
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.
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.