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Programs
31 DAYS OF ROCKIN' AT THE SWAMP
Come collect your Rockin’ Explorer Pack at the Bluebonnet Swamp and discover the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Using your pack’s Field Guide or our Rock Walk, you will learn to identify different stones and make your own take-home identification card. Try out some rockin’ crafts or color your own Rock Animal in our craft corner. Explore our Wall of Fame and Record Rocks display to learn about the geologic marvels of our world. This is a month-long celebration of fun highlighting geology and earth science through a bit of on-site fun and take-home activities.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
March 1-31 / Hours of Operation
$3 for adults / $2 for children age 3-17 Free for children age 2 and younger
More info: 225-757-8905 sguidry@brec.org
BEGINNING BIRDING WITH THE BATON ROUGE AUDUBON SOCIETY
This class is designed for the beginning bird watcher. It will consist of 4 weekly sessions. In the first session, students will be introduced to binoculars and field guides and basic information about birdwatching. The following three weeks, there bird walks around the property to try to see, hear, and identify as many birds as possible. Bird walks may last up to 1.5 - 2 hours (at a very leisurely pace) so mobility is required. After the bird walks, the list of birds will be reviewed and discussed, along with tips and tricks for identifying birds
by sight and sound. During the last class, resources and information on where and how to use the students’ new birding skills will be discussed. Binoculars and field guides will be provided during the class sessions.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, class size will be limited to 12 participants. Students not related will be spaced out in the indoor classroom and required to wear a mask. Students will also be asked to wear a mask while on the bird walks.
GREENWOOD COMMUNITY PARK
March 1 + 8 + 15 + 22 / 8:30-11:30 a.m.
URBAN NATURE HIKE SERIES
Interested in exploring the nature oasis next door or looking to take your neighborhood walks to the next level? Our Urban Hike series is a great start! Geared toward nature novices
of all ages, participants will enjoy a leisurely walk through
a BREC park while learning some fun facts about the park’s natural areas and the fundamentals of adventuring in the great outdoors. Preregistration is required for all attendees and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks and Social Distancing will also be required for this event. While this event is free, pre-registration is required.
FOREST COMMUNITY PARK March 16 PERKINS ROAD COMMUNITY PARK April 6
HOWELL COMMUNITY PARK May 4
5:30-7 p.m. / Ages: 6+
To register: webtrac.brec.org
More info: conservation@brec.org 225-218-4979
CONSERVATION WOODS WALK SERIES
Satisfy your curiosity about the trees you see at BREC
Parks and your wonder about the animals that call BREC Conservation Areas home. Join a BREC Naturalist for on the Woods Walk Hiking Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics. Each hike in the series will dive into different topics connected to these unique sites in East Baton Rouge Parish. Come to one or multiple hikes in the series to indulge in the great outdoors. Preregistration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks and Social Distancing will also be required for this event.
SANDY CREEK COMMUNITY PARK March 27 MANCHAC PARK May 8
9:30-11:30 a.m. / Ages: 8+ / $5
To register: webtrac.brec.org (WebTrac #520211) More info: conservation@brec.org
225-218-4979
SWAMP SCHOOL
Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
March 30-April 27 + May 4-11
2-4 p.m. / Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult
$30 per month (4 classes) for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$36 per month (4 classes) for out-of-parish residents
To register: webtrac.brec.org Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
More info: 225-757-8905 swampevents@brec.org
To register:
More info:
greenwoodbirding.eventbrite.com seejanebird@gmail.com
ZOO + ME MORNINGS
This program is designed for children accompanied by a parent or guardian and will incorporate many exciting activities including a train ride, animal encounters, art projects, "Zooper" snacks and many other hands-on projects that you and your child can enjoy together.
BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO
March 9: Wearin’ of the Green April 13: Tree-mendous
9:30-11:30 a.m. / Ages: 3-5
$18 per session for one child with one parent/guardian $12 for each additional person (adult or child) Pre-registration required
More info: 225-775-3877 option 2 brzoo.org
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