Page 37 - BREC 2020 Summer PlayBook
P. 37

  FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS, SEE PAGE 29.
 TRAIL TIME FOR TODDLERS
Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Bluebonnet Swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday sessions. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER May 6 +7 + 13 + 14
Wednesday or Thursday / 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ages: 2-5 (with accompanying adult)
$15 per month (2 sessions) EBR Parish residents $18 per month (2 sessions) out-of-parish residents
To register: webtrac.brec.org Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
More info: 225-757-8905 sguidry@brec.org
SWAMP FLASHLIGHT NIGHT
Take an evening stroll through Bluebonnet Swamp once per season during our Swamp Flashlight Nights! Bring your family and friends for a fun group outing or head out on the trails solo to enjoy this BREC park after hours. Before or after your night hike, meet some of our resident educational animals in the nature center. 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.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
May 8 + Aug. 7 / Friday / 5-9 p.m. / All Ages General admission fees apply / Pass holders free Registration not required
More info: 225-757-8905 sguidry@brec.org
BREAKFAST WITH THE ANIMALS
Friends of the Zoo Director’s Circle and Safari Club Members’ Only.
BREC’S BATON ROUGE ZOO May 9 + 16 / 8-9:30 a.m.
SWAMP SCHOOL
Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we continue hands-on fun through outdoor exploration, arts and crafts,
live animal encounters and healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held twice a month and themes change each class. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior.
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER
May 12 / 2-4 p.m.
Ages: 6-10 (with accompanying adult)
$7.50 per child for East Baton Rouge Parish residents $9 per child for out-of-parish residents
To register: webtrac.brec.org Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
More info: 225-757-8905 sguidry@brec.org
ZOO & ME MORNING
Held the second Tuesday of every month, this program is designed for 3-5-year-old children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programs 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
May 12: Tree-Mendous
Monkeys aren't the only animals who live in trees. We will climb into the world of arboreal animals.
Aug. 11: School of Fish
It's always "back to school time" for fish! Learn why small fry need schools and what makes them work so swimmingly.
9:30-11:30 a.m.
To pre-register: 225-775-3877 (Option 5)
SWAMP BIRTHDAY
Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating 23 years of connecting people to nature. We’ll drop our admission fees for the day and offer live animal encounters, crafts, games and birthday cake – while it lasts!
BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER May 16 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. / All Ages Registration not required
More info: 225-757-8905 sguidry@brec.org
STEM EXPANSION
This program offers advanced topics, topic extensions and all-new games and activities to an older crowd. Certificates will be earned, and a section of archived experiments, some not seen in over fifteen years (and some never performed on site) take place.
HIGHLAND ROAD PARK OBSERVATORY May 23 + June 20 + July 18 + Aug. 22 3:30-7:30 p.m. / Ages: 12-16
$5 per EBR Parish resident per session $6 per out-of-parish resident per session
To register: 225-768-9948 webtrac.brec.org
 More info:
brzoo.org
Science + Nature 35





















































   35   36   37   38   39