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  PLUS NIGHTS
On these nights visitors get something in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.
HIGHLAND ROAD PARK OBSERVATORY
March 27 + April 17 + July 24 / 7-10 p.m. / All ages
BIRDS AND BEYOND
BREC Conservation and Outdoor Adventure are joining forces to offer you a great birding adventure! Join BREC naturalists and local bird experts on a journey to see all that our local waterways have to offer! You will get the full safari experience by kayak where you can view our parish’s different habitats and wildlife. Birds will be the focus, but no creature is off limits as we explore the food chain that supports local bird communities. Participants are expected to have basic paddling skills. This event is weather dependent, and registration is limited to kayak availability. Masks and Social Distancing will also be required for this event.
HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK
April 10 / 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Ages: 13+ $25 per person with kayak
$15 per person if supplying kayak
To register: webtrac.brec.org More info: conservation@brec.org
225-218-4979
SOLAR VIEWING
Weather permitting, personnel presents the Sun projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. Patrons are able to see any sizable sunspots or flares. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.
HIGHLAND ROAD PARK OBSERVATORY
April 10 + July 10 / noon-2 p.m.
Viewing: $0 / Add-on activity: $2.50 per child
WILD WINE WALK
This inaugural Zoo event will feature a “sip & stroll” vibe throughout the Zoo during daylight hours, allowing guests to enjoy the majesty and beauty of the animals and the blooming Zoo grounds. The event will feature wine tastings from a variety of local providers, as well as food samplings from area eateries. VIP tickets will be offered for 100 people and will enable those special guests early entry to the event, special guided tours on the Zoo’s shuttles and a commemorative souvenir glass.
BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO
April 16 / 5-7 p.m. / VIP can enter at 4 p.m. General Admission Tickets: $50 / VIP tickets: $75
More info: brzoo.org
BIOBLITZ 2021
Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as we explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Zachary Community Park. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists, or signing up for a workshop where we will host special activities to learn through hands
on sampling, live animal encounters, and more! Visit our webpage for details on scheduled activities for both days focused on birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, insects, and more! This is a free event for all ages.
ZACHARY COMMUNITY PARK
April 16 + 17
More info: brec.org/bioblitz conservation@brec.org
PARTY FOR THE PLANET
225-218-4979
What better way to celebrate our Earth than honoring the magnificent creatures that inhabit our planet? This is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America!
BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO
April 17 / 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. More info: brzoo.org
BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS
Friends of the Zoo Director’s Circle and Safari Club Members’ only.
BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO
May 8 + 15 / 8-9:30 a.m. More info: brzoo.org
SWAMP FLASHLIGHT NIGHT
We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters throughout the event. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. The swamp trails can be really dark at night – so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Please note that admission to the trails ends at 8:15 p.m.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
May 14 / 5-9 p.m. / All ages
General admission fees apply / Free for pass holders Registration is not required
More info: 225-757-8905 swampevents@brec.org
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