Request a Scout Program

A Place to Meet, Connect, Explore, and Lead

We offer a variety of opportunities for scout groups, including:

  • Service opportunities, such as trail maintenance, park beautification or construction projects
  • Facilities to host scout functions
  • Programs to help scouts meet badge requirements

Our list of available programs is below. Use the Age column to determine which programs are relevant for your group. Programs are one hour in length and are free of charge.
You may request a program by submitting a Program Request Form.


Program
Age
Months Offered
Description
Indoor / Outdoor
Louisiana Natives
Pre-K-5th
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Meet and learn about animals and plants that live right here in northwest Louisiana in the classroom and on the trail.
Both
Insectigation
Pre-K-5th
March, April, October, November


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Students identify features that define an animal as an insect, examine live insects and their relatives to compare similarities, and then hit the trail with nets and jars in search of insects.
Both
Life Cycles
2nd-5th
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Discover that all living things grow and change but can do so many different ways. And see all the stages of an insect life cycle in real life.
Indoor
Habitat That
1st-5th
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park only.
Meet a live turtle, learn about her habitat needs, and hike through a forest habitat.
Both
Ancient Alligators
2nd-adult
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Naturalist presentation with a live alligator and alligator artifacts.
Students learn about the adaptations that allow alligators to survive and learn how this species came back from the brink of extinction.
Indoor


*Outdoor possible
Rock Box
3rd-5th
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Get hands-on with rocks, minerals, field guides, and test kits. Students identify three types of rocks, demonstrate ways to classify rocks and minerals, and discover common uses and economic importance of some rocks and minerals.
Indoor
Living Lake
1st -adult
March-November


*Held at Richard Fleming Park only.


*Requires 1 chaperone per 4 students.
Explore life on the edge of Cross lake. Catch and examine minnows, tadpoles, crawfish, dragonfly larva, and much more. Focus can include adaptations, classification, water quality, life cycles, or food webs.
Outdoor
Birds of Prey
3rd-adult
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Focus can include adaptations, identification, food webs, endangered species and will include one or more live raptors.
Indoor


*Outdoor possible
Snakes of Louisiana
2nd-adult
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Naturalist presentation with live snakes native to Louisiana. Learn how identify venomous and non-venomous species, and discover interesting facts about snake biology and ecology.
Indoor


*Outdoor possible
Owls of Louisiana
2nd-adult
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Naturalist presentation with live owls native to Louisiana. Discover adaptations owls have for being nocturnal predators.
Indoor


*Outdoor possible
Guided Nature Hike
2nd-adult
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park only.
½ mile -1 mile hike on chosen topic. Ex. Tree id, edible plants, wildflowers, birds, spider webs, night hikes.
Outdoor
Explore a Vernal Pool
2nd-adult
February


Available at the Nature Park only.
Visit a temporary wetland and meet the frogs, salamanders, and fairy shrimp that depend on them.
Both
Forest Food Web
4th-8th
Year Round


Available at the Nature Park or at your site.
Explore forest food webs through interactive games and activities. Meet a live animal and learn about its place in the food web.
Indoor


*Outdoor possible
Nature Storytime
1st and under
Year round


Available at the Nature Park or modified at your site.
Children will hear stories, meet a live animal, sing songs, and take a short nature walk. Choose from Owls, Turtles, Alligators, Snakes, Insects, Honeybees, Deer, Falcon.
Both