BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center will host its third annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23.
The inaugural event in 2011 was to honor Charles W. Frank, a conservationist, nature photographer and author. Frank sought to preserve the decoy-carving heritage of Louisiana by chronicling and documenting the traditions of Louisiana artists and their families in reference to materials used, carving methods, painting techniques and unique characteristics passed down over generations.
Frank donated a large portion of his private collection of waterfowl decoys, photographs and artwork to Bluebonnet Swamp, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway.
Duck, Duck, Goose Day is a celebration of the waterfowl hunting traditions and decoy-carving heritage of Louisiana, a news release from BREC said.
The day will feature arts and crafts, a bouncing inflatable, face painting for children, live ducks, soap carving, a waterfowl identification hike, games and other activities.
There will be demonstrations by conservationists and exhibits focusing on Creole and Lafourche decoy carvers. An antique display of duck decoys also will be featured.
Admission is $4 for children ages 2 to 17, $5 for adults, $2 for BSNC pass holders and no admission for children 2 and younger.
The event is sponsored by Brian P. and Emelie Cheramie, Jean H. Frank Revocable Trust, Norbert A. Deshotels, Dr. Bruce and Kathleen H. Lowe, Bourgeois and Associates and the BREC Foundation.