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Did you know that Friends of Rogers offer snowshoe and cross country ski rentals. Snowshoes and skis are rented if there is enough snow on a first come first serve basis during Visitor Center Hours.
Story Time and Hike
Every Wednesday at 10am
Friends of Rogers invite you and your toddler to our first Story Time and Hike program of the Season. Songs and stories start off this fun family program followed by a short hike on the trails. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with your new found friends.
Family Fun Program: Lazy Planters- The benefits of sub-irrigation flower pots!
Saturday, March 7th at 10:30am
Ever wish your plants could water themselves? Join Friends of Rogers in creating simple, up-cycled lazy planters. Re-use your old plastic bottles and turn them into sub-irrigation planters that let your plant water themselves. This design mimics the way roots naturally take up water, allowing the plant to only use what it needs. Caring for plants just got easier! (Free, Ages 5+)
Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, March 14th from 9am to 1pm
Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood was designed due to the demand for activities that used age appropriate methodologies for young learners ages 3-6. The developed activities balance outdoor exploration and play while integrating investigations of nature with literature, math, art, movement and music.
This is a professional development workshop ideal for all early childhood educators including but not limited to; day care providers, kindergarten, preschool and head start teachers and children’s librarians.
All participants will leave the workshop with an inclusive guide containing activities, songs and other resources. These activities relate to national standards and framework and come with benchmarks to assess learning.
This work shop is free and open to the public. Space is Limited!
To register please contact Sarah Freedman at Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center (607) 674-4733, or env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org.
Family Fun Program: Signs of Spring
Saturday, March 21st at 10:30am
As winter’s blanket of snow starts to disappear, life begins to emerge. While you were busy shoveling your sidewalks, you may not have noticed the signs of spring budding though the snow. Join Friends of Rogers as we explore and search for the clues that spring has left for us to find. (Free, All Ages)
Family Fun Program: Egg-cellant Camouflage!
Saturday, April 4th at 10:30am
Why are some eggs covered in speckles? How do mother birds protect their eggs when they aren’t guarding them? Join Friends of Rogers in an exciting program about how birds, such as quail, use camouflage to hide their multi-colored eggs. Try your wing at disguising your own egg to mimic your surroundings. (Free, all ages)
Family Fun Program: Decomposers and compost
Saturday, April 18th at 10:30am
Plants need nutrient rich soil in order to grow. Learn how to incorporate food scraps and garden waste into nutrient rich compost to help your garden flourish! We will explore how to start and maintain your own compost bin, as well as the important role our wiggly worm friends play in helping renew the soil. (Free Ages 5+)
Free Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 1pm
Join Friends of Rogers for a day of catch and release fishing. This is a great opportunity to get introduced to and learn about the art of fishing. Bait will be provided. Feel free to bring your own fishing pole or use one of ours. They will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Our local Stewart’s Shop will be onsite selling refreshments.
Note to Participants: Currently there are no program fees unless noted. We graciously accept all freewill donations to help support the Rogers Center. Please call (607) 674-4733 or email Info@FriendsofRogers.org for questions or to RSVP for an event.
Please meet at the Visitor Center for all programs unless otherwise noted.
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If you have questions regarding programs or would like to volunteer please email info@FriendsofRogers.org