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Program List for April 2012

BayouSegnetteState Park

7777 Westbank Exp., Westwego, La 70094

504-736-7155

Programs and Activities:  April 2012

***All programs are free of charge other than the park entrance fee.  Guests are strongly advised to contact the nature center at the above number, e-mail bayousegnette_int@crt.state.la.us, or check bayousegnettesp.wordpress.com or facebook as program might be canceled if conflicts arise.  All outdoor programs may be canceled in case of inclement weather, in which case a craft or movie will be shown in the nature center

 

Sunday, April 1: Tree ID, 10a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Create your own field guide for identifying common trees in the park and then take a walk and see what you can identify.

Sunday, April 1:  Kite Flying, 1 p.mMeet at the nature center.  People of all ages will enjoy creating their own paper kites and trying to get them aloft!

Monday, April 2:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, April 6:  Campground Walk, 9 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

**** Saturday, April 7:  Bayou Segnette’s Annual Easter Program, 12 noon.  This year’s festivities will include an egg hunt, games, prizes for the golden egg, cotton candy, face painting and more!****

Sunday April 8:  Nature Detectives, 10 a.m.  Meet at thenatureCenter.  Kids will be introduced to the way that naturalists use clues to determine what types of animals might be in an area but difficult to see, then will be given a chance to put their skills to the test!

Sunday, April 8: GPS Scavenger Hunt, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Learn how to use GPS coordinates to collect the clues left around the picnic area.  Many phones have a GPS option and the park has a limited number of GPS receivers

Monday, April 9: Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by the trail head off the main road.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, April 13:  Campground Walk, 9 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

*** Nature Center CLOSED April 14 and 15 for State Police Training Course***

Saturday, April 14: Guided Nature Hike, 11 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Come take a relaxing morning walk and see what critters are up and about on the trails.

Saturday, April 14:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, April 15: Guided Nature Hike, 11 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Come take a relaxing morning walk and see what critters are up and about on the trails.

Sunday April 15: Berry Delicious, 1 p.m.  Meet by the trail head on the main road.  Come sample some of the first berries of the spring and learn about a few of our edible fruits.

Monday, April 16: Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by the trail head off the main road.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, April 20:  Campground Walk, 9 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Saturday, April 21: Dip netting, 11 a.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Kids and adults will enjoy examining many of the tiny organisms found in ponds and streams.

Saturday, April 21:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

***EARTH DAY:  April 22***

Sunday, April 22:  Earth Day Canal Clean Up, 9 a.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Come feel good about going your part on earth day and have a good time too!  Guests will be given the opportunity to clean the banks of the main canal by foot or by canoe.

Sunday, April 22:  Kite Flying, 1 p.m.   Meet at the nature center.  People of all ages will enjoy creating their own paper kites and trying to get them aloft!

Monday, April 23:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by pavilion 1.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Saturday, April 28:  Basic Orienteering, 11 a.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Come learn the basics of navigation in a scavenger hunt.  Compasses are provided.

Saturday, April 28:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet in the picnic area.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, April 29:  Guided Nature Hike, 9 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Come take a relaxing morning walk and see what critters are up and about on the trails

Sunday, April 29:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet in the picnic area.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Monday, April 30:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by pavilion 1.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Keep An Eye Out for Evening Programs TBD, and National Kids in Parks Day, May 19!

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Program List for March 2012

BayouSegnetteState Park

7777 Westbank Exp., Westwego, La 70094

504-736-7155

Programs and Activities:  February 2012

 

***All programs are free of charge other than the park entrance fee.  Guests are strongly advised to contact the nature center at the above number, e-mail bayousegnette_int@crt.state.la.us, or check bayousegnettesp.wordpress.com or facebook as program might be canceled if conflicts arise.  All outdoor programs may be canceled in case of inclement weather, in which case a craft or movie will be shown in the nature center.

 

Winter/Spring Nature Center Hours:  Fridays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. 

Saturdays and Sundays  10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Hours may change subject to programs and availability, additional programs can be offered upon request

 

Friday, March 2:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, March 2: NatureCenterOpen House, 6 p.m.  Come visit the nature center and enjoy crafts, games, and nature documentaries.

Saturday, March 3:  Kite Flying, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  People of all ages will enjoy creating their own paper kites and trying to get them aloft!

Saturday, March 3:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, March 4:  Dip netting, 10 a.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Kids and adults will enjoy examining many of the tiny organisms found in ponds and streams.

Sunday, March 4:  Seed planting, 1 p.m.  Meet in the nature center.  Come celebrate the approach of spring by planting wildflower or herb seedlings.

Monday, March 5:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, March 9:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, March 9:  Star Gazing, 6 p.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Come enjoy the night sky and try to find constellations, fun for the whole family!

Saturday, March 10:  Guided Nature Hike, 8 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Come take a relaxing morning walk and see what critters are up and about on the trails.

Saturday, March 10:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, March 11:  Buggin’ Out, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Kids will enjoy learning about bugs, their life cycle and their bodies first hand!

Sunday, March 11:  GPS Scavenger hunt, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Learn how to use GPS coordinates to collect the clues left around the picnic area.  Many phones have a GPS option and the park has a limited number of GPS receivers.

Monday, March 12:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by pavilion 1.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, March 16:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, March 16:  Irish Night 6 p.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Get an early start to St. Patty’s Day and enjoy some Irish Stories and Music!

Saturday, March 17:  St Patrick’s Day Craft, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Create a craft and hope some of the Luck o’ the Irish wears off on you!

Saturday, March 17:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, March 18:  Kids book time, 10 a.m.  Kids will be read a book and given a nature themed game or activity at the nature center.

Sunday, March 18:  Basic Orienteering, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Come learn the basics of navigation in a scavenger hunt.  Compasses are provided.

Monday, March 19:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by boat launch.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, March 23:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, March 23:  Campfire Stories and S’mores, 6 p.m.  Meet at the scout area between the group camp and campground.  Enjoy a toasty campfire with some toasty marshmallows and maybe tell an old fish tale or two!

*** Nature Center CLOSED March 24 and 25 for State Police Training Course***

Saturday, March 24:  Dip netting, 10 a.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Kids and adults will enjoy examining many of the tiny organisms found in ponds and streams.

Saturday, March 24:  GPS Scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. Meet by pavilion 5 Learn how to use GPS coordinates to collect the clues left around the picnic area.  Many phones have a GPS option and the park has a limited number of GPS receivers.

Sunday, March 25:  Guided Nature Hike, 8 a.m.  Meet at the trail head on the main road.  Come take a relaxing morning walk and see what critters are up and about on the trails.

Sunday, March 25:  Basic Orienteering, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Come learn the basics of navigation in a scavenger hunt.  Compasses are provided.

Monday, March 26:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet by nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, March 30:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, March 30:  Frog Night 6 p.m.  Meet by the boat launch.  Join the interpretive ranger in trying to locate and identify various frog species.

Saturday, March 31: BerryDelicious, 9 a.m.  Meet by the trail head on the main road.  Come sample some of the first berries of the spring and learn about a few of our edible fruits.

Saturday, March 31:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

AND PLAN AHEAD FOR OUR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT, APRIL 7th!

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Programs at Bayou Segnette for 2/12

BayouSegnetteState Park

7777 Westbank Exp., Westwego, La 70094

504-736-7155

Programs and Activities:  February 2012

 

***All programs are free of charge other than the park entrance fee.  Guests are strongly advised to contact the nature center at the above number or e-mail bayousegnette_int@crt.state.la.us as program might be canceled if conflicts arise.  All outdoor programs may be canceled in case of inclement weather, in which case a craft or movie will be shown in the nature center.

 

Winter/Spring Nature Center Hours:  Fridays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. 

Saturdays and Sundays  10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Hours may change subject to programs and availability, additional programs can be offered upon request

Monday, January 30:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, February 3:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, February 3:  Frog Night 6 p.m.  Meet by the boat launch.  Join the interpretive ranger in trying to locate and identify various frog species.

Saturday, February 4:  Dip netting, 10 a.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Kids and adults will enjoy examining many of the tiny organisms found in ponds and streams.

Saturday, February 4: Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, February 5:   Tree ID, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Create your own field guide for identifying common trees in the park and then take a walk and see what you can identify.

Sunday, February 5:  Kite Flying, 1 p.m.  Meet at the nature center.  People of all ages will enjoy creating their own paper kites and trying to get them aloft!

Monday, February 6:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Friday, February 10:  Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, February 10: NatureCenterOpen House, 6 p.m.  Come visit the nature center and enjoy crafts, games, and nature documentaries.

Saturday, February 11:  Tree ID, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Create your own field guide for identifying common trees in the park and then take a walk and see what you can identify.

Saturday, February 11:  Canoeing, 1 p.m.  Meet next to the nature center.  Join the interpretive ranger in a canoe trek around the pond.  Limited to first 18 guests, a second trip might occur if there is high demand.

Sunday, February 12:  Valentine’s Day craft, 10 a.m.  Meet in the Nature center to create a nature themed Valentine’s Day craft.

Sunday, February 12:  GPS Scavenger hunt, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Learn how to use GPS coordinates to collect the clues left around the picnic area.  Many phones have a GPS option and the park has a limited number of GPS receivers.

Monday, February 13:  Morning Birding, 8 a.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

Tuesday, February 14: Mardi Gras Indians, 10 a.m.  Meet at the nature center.  Come celebrate both Mardi Gras and Black history month with a lecture on the Mardi Gras Indians.

*** Due to Mardi Gras Holiday, the nature center will have limited hours the weeks of Feb 12 and 19.***

Friday, February 24:   Campground Walk, 11 a.m.  Meet by site 96 in the campground.  Guests are encouraged to join the ranger in a walk around the campground, and ask any questions they may have about the park or the local area.

Friday, February 24:  Campfire Stories and S’mores, 6 p.m.  Meet at the scout area between the group camp and campground.  Enjoy a toasty campfire with some toasty marshmallows and maybe tell an old fish tale or two!

***NatureCenterCLOSED February 25 and 26 for State Police Training Course***

Saturday, February 25:    GPS Scavenger hunt, 1 p.m.  Meet by pavilion 5.  Learn how to use GPS coordinates to collect the clues left around the picnic area.  Many phones have a GPS option and the park has a limited number of GPS receivers.

Sunday, February 26:   Morning Birding, 9 a.m.  Meet in front of theNatureCenter.  Join the interpretive ranger in observing the morning birds in the park.  Open for people of all ages and experience levels.  The park even has a limited number of binoculars for guests who don’t have any!

 

Updated 1/28/11

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Nature Programs this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 & 17, 2011

Hi there!

This Friday, Sept. 16th join us at the nature Center at 11:00am for Ranger’s Choice.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 10am be sure to come by for a Guided Canoe Tour! Canoeing at Bayou Segnette is great for beginners because of our shallow waters and minimal current. Before we start paddling we go over canoeing basics and provide life jackets to everyone. Children under 13 may participate by sitting in a non-paddling seat.

See you there!

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