Programs and Events

Upcoming Programs!

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 Family Fun Program: Let’s Get Batty
Saturday October 4th at 10:30am

Come fly with us and learn about the different bats commonly found in New York State. Enjoy numerous bat-related games and create your own bat to bring home with you.


Willow Weaving and Form Workshops with Bonnie Gale
Saturday October 11th at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Gale- OctoberJoin Bonnie Gale and Friends of Rogers as we have the opportunity to make two different Hypertufa Troughs for the Garden. Hypertufa, meaning false stone, is a mixture of Portland cement, peat moss and perlite (or sand). It can easily be fashioned (using forms) into outdoor troughs for bird baths and over wintering plants.

Due to the grant funding, the cost per participant per workshop session is only
$18 for members and $20 for non-members of Rogers. We expect the workshops to fill quickly and the sessions are each limited to 20 participants.  This is an adult workshop but children grade 6+ are welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required as well as prepayment of the fee. To register and prepay the fee, please contact Friends of Rogers.


Introduction to Mushrooms
Sunday, October 11th at 1pm

Mushroom 2Join local mushroom-hunting enthusiasts Sally Reymers, Martine Cook, and Owen Tallman for a free presentation and hike at Rogers Environmental Education Center. Knowledge will be shared on mushroom identification and the role of fungi in nature, medicine, agriculture and industry.
A hike through the Adams Farm Parcel will proceed the in class discussion.

Please wear appropriate clothing such as footwear and a rain jacket and bring any recently-collected specimens you’d like help identifying.


Animal of Halloween
Saturday October 18th at 5pm – 8pm

AoH 2014 Flyer FinalCome out and learn about the animals of Halloween with the Friends of Rogers. There will be live music, free kids activities, cider and donuts, food for sale along with bat boxes. Friends of Rogers will be starting a new tradition; selling s’more kits so you can make your own over a fire. Who know the animals of Halloween may even join us for marshmallow or two!




Introduction to Fly-Fishing
Saturday November 8th from 1-2:30pm

Fly Fishing Program FlyerThis FREE program is perfect for beginners and those interested in learning about fly fishing. The history of fly fishing will be discussed, a lesson on casting and fly tying will be taught, along with tips and tricks to ensure you leave with new knowledge. Ages 8 to adult!
RSVP is suggested but not required. Space is limited.




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  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

6 Responses to Programs and Events

  1. 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!

  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 requesting this information and we will also email it you.

  3. 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.

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