Programs and Events


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snowshoe rentals
Did you know that Friends of Rogers offer snowshoe rentals. Snowshoes are rented if there is enough snow on a first come first serve basis during Visitor Center Hours.
Members are $3 per pair and non-members are $5 per pair.

 

 

Family Fun Program: Winter Warriors- Birds of the Snow
Saturday December 20th at 10:30am

Come learn about our feathered friends who brave the harsh winters of the Northeast. Learn some tips and tricks for identifying many of our common winter birds. Join us on a short hike to find those that brave the winter, and then warm up inside while making a pinecone bird feeder to attract the winter warriors to your yard. (Free-all ages)

 

Family Fun Program: Winter Science
Saturday January 3rd at 10:30am

How does a snowflake form? What makes a snowflakes unique? What is so special about ice? Learn the answers to these questions while conducting a few simple snowflake and ice experiments of your own. (Free, ages 6+)

 

Guided Snowshoe Hike
Saturday January 10th at 1:00pm

snowshoe programs 2015Join Friends of Rogers on a guided snowshoe hike. This program is free with your own snowshoes. If you want to borrow snowshoes, members are $3 and non members are $5. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to guided hike to retrieve snowshoes. Pre-registration is recommended due to limited number of snowshoes available. If there is not enough snow, we will still go for a hike.

 

Family Fun Program: The Night Stalkers- In Bird Cabin
Saturday January 17th at 10:30am

Have you ever wondered why owls are such great hunters? Join Friends of Rogers in Bird Cabin to learn about many of the adaptations owls have that allow them to be excellent hunters of the night. Do you wonder what and how owls eat? We will be dissecting an owl pellet to find out what our feathery friends had for “lunch”! (Free, ages 4+)

 

Winter Living Celebration
Saturday January 24th from 11am-4pm

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Held in January every year, the Annual Winter Living Celebration is a fun day for all. Celebrate the magic of Winter with outdoor activities and demonstrations including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sled dogs and winter camping.  Need to warm up from the brisk winter air? Come inside to enjoy some live music, entertainment, fly-tying, crafts for children, and nature related exhibitors. Refreshments are available for purchase and donations are always encouraged.

 

 

Full Moon Guided Snowshoe Hike
Saturday January 31st at 6:00pmsnowshoe programs 2015

Join Friends of Rogers on a guided snowshoe hike. This program is free with your own snowshoes. If you want to borrow snowshoes, members are $3 and non members are $5. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to guided hike to retrieve snowshoes. Pre-registration is recommended due to limited number of snowshoes available. If there is not enough snow, we will still go for a hike.

 

Family Fun Program: The Hunt for the Four-Hoofed Multi-Pronged Ungulate- An Introduction to Tracking
Saturday February 7th at 10:30am

Join the Friends of Rogers Explorer team on a wild hunt to find the elusive four-hoofed multi-pronged ungulate! This pesky mysterious creature can be found here at Rogers…if you know how and where to look. Don’t be fooled by tracks left behind by other animals who call these woods their home, learn simple ways to tell these creatures apart. Our expedition is snow or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The “hunt” will last approximately an hour and will cover the distance of one mile. Afterwards come inside and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. (Free, all ages)

 

Guided Snowshoe Hike
Sunday February 8th
at 1:00pm

snowshoe programs 2015Join Friends of Rogers on a guided snowshoe hike. This program is free with your own snowshoes. If you want to borrow snowshoes, members are $3 and non members are $5. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to guided hike to retrieve snowshoes. Pre-registration is recommended due to limited number of snowshoes available. If there is not enough snow, we will still go for a hike.

 

Family Fun Program: Snow Shelters
Saturday February 21st at 10:30am

The perfect snow shelter will not only help protect you from a rouge flying snow ball but it can also help insulate you from the cold in an emergency. Acquire some common snow shelters techniques then quickly put them into practice to build your fort before the snow balls fly. (Free Ages 6+)

 

Story Time and Hike emerges from Hibernation
Wednesday, March 4th 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.

 

Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, March 14th from 9am to 1pm

Project Learning Tree’sPLTLogo_NY_outline 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.

PLT FlyerAll 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.


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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.

View more events on our Annual Events Page

If you have questions regarding programs or would like to volunteer please email info@FriendsofRogers.org

4 Responses to Programs and Events

  1. Robert H. Benton Jr. says:

    Do you need assistance on the “Hop into Spring” event? I have run herpetology events at the Center years ago. I have power points on all the New York amphibian and reptile population. All of the New York frog calls are in the powerpoints. Let me know.

  2. M Carhart says:

    My son is looking forward to Spring Break Out and Summer Camp again this year. Do you have the dates scheduled yet?

    • for13460 says:

      We do have dates scheduled and are currently finalizing the fliers and registration forms. As soon as they are finished we will put them on the website. If you would like, please email env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org requesting this information and we will also email it you.

  3. Mb Dunn says:

    Love the page and the events! Nice improvement to the center over the past year…..we enjoy looking forward to all the cool activities each season!

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