Programs and Events

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Story Time and Hike
Every Wednesday at 10am

Storytime Flyer Updated 2-21-15

Friends of Rogers invite you and your toddler to our Story Time and Hike . 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.

 

 

 

Vernal Ponds: An Important Habitat

Saturday, June 27th from 10:00 am to 11:30am in Bird Cabin

Vernal Ponds

Vernal ponds or ephemeral pools are temporary bodies of water that provide habitat for a wide variety of organisms. Many species rely on the fleeting nature of these ponds for a safe place to lay eggs and have young develop. Bob Benton a local herpetologist, will highlight many of the specialized plants and animals associated with vernal pools. A $3 donation is suggested to support future operation of Rogers Environmental Education Center.

 

 

Summer Home Series: Home Sweet Gnome
gnome Friday, July 10th at 10:00am

Design and build a house fit for a fairy…or a gnome! Magical music and fairy tales lead us   into the woods to create tiny homes for our fairyland friends.

This is a family friendly event. Meet in the outdoor classroom and dress for the weather. $3 suggested donation.

 

Summer Home Series: Toad Abode
Friday, July 17th at 10:00am

toadForm a structure that is sure to please these friendly amphibians. Learn about toads and the benefits of having your very own toad abode to take home to your yard or garden.
This is a family friendly event. Meet in the outdoor classroom and dress for the weather. $3 suggested donation.

Limnology: The Study of Inland Waters
Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 am to 11:30am in Bird Cabin

Limnology

Limnology or freshwater science, is the study of inland waters including lakes, reservoirs, river, streams, wetlands and ground water. Bob Benton, local herpetologist, will discuss and focus on local bodies of water, contemporary water treatment issues, eutrophication (aquatic ecosystem response to environmental additives), and algal blooms. A $3 donation is suggested to support future operation of Rogers Environmental Education Center.


 

Summer Home Series: Outdoor Playhouses
Friday, July 24th at 10:00am

playhouses

Using material found in nature, learn to construct kid-friendly retreats. Come for an adventure in the woods as we work together to build kid huts.

This is a family friendly event. Meet in the outdoor classroom and dress for the weather. $3 suggested donation.

Summer Home Series: Critter Condo
Friday, July 31st at 10:00am

critterCreate cozy living spaces for woodland creatures. Learn about critters who call Rogers Center home and search for traces of these animals and their “condos.”

This is a family friendly event. Meet in the outdoor classroom and dress for the weather. $3 suggested donation.

 

The Night Sky
Saturday, August 8th: set and discussion from 8-9pm, open observing from 9pm-midnight.

Night Sky

Join Friends of Rogers as we host CNY Observers for a combination Night Sky tour and open observing session. Summer skies contain many excellent sights through binoculars and telescopes, including prime views of the central region of the Milky Way Galaxy. Besides numerous clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, Saturn and Neptune will also be visible throughout the observing session. We may even be treated to early shooting stars courtesy of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks on the early morning of August 12th.

A $3 donation is suggested to help support future operation.

CNYO (CNY Observers & Observing, www.cnyo.org) is an organization based in Syracuse, NY. The goal of the organization is to promote amateur astronomy, space science, and other science activities throughout Central New York through lectures, daytime and nighttime observing sessions, announcements of local activities on the CNYO website, and other forms of public outreach.

 

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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

11 Responses to Programs and Events

  1. Julie H. says:

    What a great line-up of events!

  2. Chris Brunner says:

    What are the chances for the design and installation of a PV solar installation that would serve to offset electrical costs to run the facility as well as serve as an demo./ educational tool for renewable energy?

  3. ask says:

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  4. Annie says:

    It’s nice to see that you are offering Project Learning Tree. Unfortunately, I cannot attend. Will you be offering any other educator workshops in the near future?

    • for13460 says:

      We will continue to offer educator workshops and as soon as they become scheduled we will add them to our upcoming programs. Please check back regularly.

  5. heather says:

    Are you going to have any boy scout marit badge their

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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