Programs and Events

Story Time and Hike
Wednesdays in August at 10 am

 Wednesdays in September at 10:30 am *NEW TIME*
9-16 Storytime & Hike

Join Jenni Larchar as she leads young children and their grownups in songs, stories, and a hike on the trails at Rogers Center every Wednesday.

Program takes place rain, shine, or snow, so come dressed for the weather.

Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with new friends.


Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 3 at 10 am or 11:30am

2016-wreath-workshopLearn to make your own evergreen wreath with natural materials. We will provide a reusable frame and natural materials including but not limited to evergreen boughs and pine cones. Feel free to bring additional embellishments of your choosing to add a personalized touch. You can enjoy your unique wreath this year, and repurpose  the frame for years to come.

Pre-registrations must be made for one of the two workshop sessions offered by noon on December 2.

Member – $12

Not-Yet-Member – $15


Family Fun Program: For the Birds
Saturday, December 3 at 10:30am

What is a bird’s favorite kind of dessert? Suet cake, of course! Thanks to the Big M in Sherburne, bird lovers have the opportunity to create and take home cakes of suet to share with feathered friends for this Family Fun Program.

Suet cakes are made with bird seed along with other solid fats, such as lard. Bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches, jays, juncos, kinglets, nuthatches, starlings, thrushes, woodpeckers, and wrens are all likely to appreciate this unique bird feeder.


Family Fun Program: Up-Cycled Holiday Crafts
Saturday, December 19 at 10:30am

Up-Cycled Holiday crafts are the perfect present for friends and family. Nothing says “I lobe you” than a gift made from the heart. Up-Cycled crafts also make great decorations to help celebrate this holiday season. This Family Fun Program is sponsored by Hummel’s Office Plus.


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15 Responses to Programs and Events

  1. susan gustafson says:

    The NYSUT Regional Educational Conference is looking for someone from your facility that may want to do an educational workshop on a topic pertinent to Elementary- high school students. We are looking for someone that would facilitate a workshop in our January 27 conference at the Radisson Centre Hotel in Utica.
    Could you let me know of anyone that may be able to help us out? thank you. Sue

    • Susan, We would be interested in learning more about the workshop in January. Can you please send an e-mail to or call (607) 674-4733 so that you can be in touch with our environmental educator directly? Thank you so much for thinking of us! (Our apologies for the delay in replying. We don’t often check these on-line message boards for program requests.)

  2. Nicole Sokolowski says:

    I was wondering if you offered wilderness survival skills courses for adults. If not, do you know where they can be taken.


  3. cassandra says:

    I love your center ,it has provided our family with years of memories and always had given our children the chance to understand ,respect and fall in love with nature with every visit!! Roger’s center Has become our family’s classroom in environmental education and we cannot express our deep gratitude enough for your beautiful enlightening experiences that have become a part of our lives!!!!!

  4. MaryBeth says:

    Just finished looking at all your upcoming programs. Wow! I am really impressed and excited about participating in many of them. Such a great variety of things to do and learn within nature. See you soon!

  5. Julie H. says:

    What a great line-up of events!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. heather says:

    Are you going to have any boy scout marit badge their

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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