Programs and Events

  Upcoming Family Fun Programs
First and third Saturdays of each month!
Programs start at 10:30 a.m. and last about one hour.
Saturday April 5, 2014
Spring Cleaning
Come help the Friends of Rogers clean up the grounds and trails around the center to prepare for the spring and summer. If you or your group is interested in helping out, please call (607) 674-4733 or email to let us know how many people, and if you are able to stay for part or the whole day.
Saturday April 19th, 2014

The Fallen Log
Come out and welcome spring with the Friends of Rogers staff as we venture out on the trail to explore the hidden world of fallen logs. A fallen log leaves a lot of resources behind for other living things to use. Some of the things we will look for are….INSECTS, PLANTS, AMPHIBIANS AND MUCH MORE.
Saturday May 3rd, 2014

The Lorax
Come join us for the thrilling tale of Dr. Suess’ the Lorax. Bring a blanket to curl up with the Brown Barba-loots and listen to the sounds of the humming fish hum while they splash around. Learn from the errors of the Oncler and plant your very own “Truffula” seed and treat it with care and maybe the Lorax and all his friends will come back.
aturday May 17th, 2014
Trout All About It
Shout or Trout all out the fish of Rogers Center and swim upstream with the Rogers Kids Club. Become immersed with various fish and their unique adaptations to help them survive underwater challenges.


Story Time a Hike
A collaboration between the Sherburne Public Library and Rogers Center!
Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m the Rogers Centers offers a Story Time and Hike for children ages one to four. Songs and stories start off this family friendly program followed by a short hike of the trails. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with your new found friends.

Adventure Series

Summer series summer series

Friends of Rogers offers kids day camps every season throughout the year. These programs are a great time for the kids and allows them to explore nature, participate in group activities, create eco-friendly crafts and so much more. Space is typically limited for each program so it is always important to sign up early.
Find the flyer to our current Adventure Series Program on the Home Page.
“Warning”- Children may not want to leave the program when it is time for their parents to bring them home.

 Spring Break-OUT
April 14th – 18th
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kids ages 8-12
Come spend your spring break having fun at the Rogers Center. Let’s welcome the season of renewal through activities, games and exploration of the  natural world around us!

Daily: Non-members $30/Members $25
Weekly: Non-members $130/ Members $110
Click here for Registration Form

Summer Adventure Series
Monday – Friday’s 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June 30th- July 3rd*,
July 7th – 11th, July 21st – 25th,
Aug. 4th – 8th, Aug. 18th -22nd, & Aug. 25th -29th
* No Summer Adventure Series on Friday July 4th. This week will have a different rate.

Kids ages 8-12
Come spend your Summer having fun at the Rogers Center. We will be outside discovering the organisms living in our ponds, exploring the trails, investigating the woods, creating eco-friendly projects and so much more!

Daily: Non-members $30/Members $25
Weekly: Non-members $130/ Members $110
Click here for Registration Form

Life of Migrating Song Birds
Thursday April 3, 2014

6-7:00 pm

Hosted in Bird Cabin, the brown building right next to the main parking lot!

What a better ay to welcome spring than by enjoying beautiful song birds. Join us as John Pumilio describes and explains the “Life of Migrating Songs Birds” at Rogers Center.
Refreshments and desserts will be provided, as well as the opportunity to orders
Song Bird Coffee!

Frogs and Toads of Rogers Center
Saturday April 12, 2014
at 10:30 am

Friends of Rogers welcomes Robert H. Benton, a Herpetologist from Sherburne, to share his passion and knowledge for reptiles and amphibians. Frogs and Toads of Rogers Center is the first in a three part series about New York State’s herps.

-Learn about their life cycle and diet
- Gain tips and tricks for easy identification
-Opportunities to listen to and identify their calls
- Explore small ponds or vernal pools for the Frogs and Toads of Rogers Center

Paleontological Fossil Dig
Saturday May 31, 2014

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us as we visit sites to uncover the wonderful treasures buried beneath our feet. A caravan will leave the Center’s parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Participants will need to bring a lunch/snack and a drink. Tools will be provided for up to 15 participants (sample bags, hammers, safety goggles, field guide).

Pre-registration is required

Non-Members $8.00/ Members $5.00
*No fee for parents accompanying children*

First stop is an Earlville Quarry not far from the center.
The second stop is a little farther away in Brookfield.

Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call or email to register or for more information!

Canoe/ Kayak Trips

9 Mile Swamp Canoe/Kayak trip, Saturday – June 14th

Join us for a 3 hour guided paddle trip through 9 Mile Swamp!  A caravan leaves the Center parking lot at 8:15 a.m. or meet at 9 Mile Swamp at 8:45 a.m..
With your own boat: $10 Members/ $13 non-members.
Boat provided:$15 Members/ $18 non-member

 Pre-registration is required for this program.
Ages:13 and up, if under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call or email to register or for more information!
9 Mile Swamp Registration Form

Girl Scout Badge Program


Attention Girl Scout Troop Leaders:
Are you interested in bringing the troop together for the day to earn a badge? The Girl Scout Badge Program is a developing program that the Rogers Center will be offering this coming summer and fall. This Program is targeted for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts to come to the Rogers Center and earn a badge. This will be a fun, organized way to gather your troop, obtain badges and have a great time! The Rogers Center is a great facility to utilize for this program, with roughly 600 acres of land, a Visitors Center with interactive hands on exhibits, a classroom and a Bird Cabin filled with display birds from all around New York.

The current Brownie and Junior Badges that I have been developing include Bug, Hiker, Senses, Letterbox, Household Elf, Animal Habitats and Flowers. For each Badge Program, the price per scout is between seven and nine dollars. The estimated time for each program is between two and four hours. Fees and program lengths vary depending on what program is selected.

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in such a program a Request Form must be filled out and sent to the Rogers Center to help plan the Badge Program date and time. Once that information is retrieved and the program, date and time are established, we will send the indicated amount of Registration Forms to the leader for each of the Girl Scout Participants to fill out. Click here for a Request Form.

We will also work with Cub and Boy Scouts to help them earn achievements and badges. Please contact us to customize your program.

Please contact the Friends of Rogers by phone or email with any questions. You can reach us at (607) 674-4733 or at

Birthday Parties

The Rogers Center is a unique place to have a Birthday Party for that someone special who loves to play outside! Rogers Center offers different programs and interactions that kids of all ages will love. We offer a variety of programs, just give us a call to arrange your child’s birthday celebration. Find more information on this brochure.

Chenango Bird Club

The Chenango Bird Club presents monthly programs (except January, February, and March). Nature enthusiasts of all levels and interests are invited to all Chenango Bird Club programs, free of charge. Rogers Center is located one mile west of Sherburne Village on State Highway 80. Park in the main parking lot and walk to the west end of the lot to the Bird Exhibit Cabin.
Call Club President, Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112 for more information on Chenango Bird Club activities.

Florida Wildlife:
The Chenango Bird Club presents Florida Wildlife on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM at Rogers Environmental Education Center’s Bird Cabin.
Chenango Bird Club Member, Rick Bunting, will show photos he took while traveling. Rick is an avid and accomplished photographer and will have beautiful shots of birds and other Florida wildlife.
The Chenango Bird Club will conduct a short business meeting at 6:30, before Rick’s presentation. Refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the evening’s activities..

Chenango Bird Club Field Trips

The Chenango Bird Club is planning a trip to Derby Hill, near Oswego, during the week of April 14-18. Derby Hill is a premier hawk watch location, funneling migrating raptors along the Lake Ontario shoreline. The exact date will be determined by weather conditions. Call Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112 to express your interest in this trip.:

The Chenango Bird Club will conduct a “Migrating Spring Birds” walk along the Chenango Canal Towpath in Hamilton on May 7 at 8:00 AM. Call Fred von Mechow at 607-674-4214 to car pool from Sherburne or to meet at the location in Hamilton, or Charlene LaFever at 607-334-9112 to car pool from Norwich.

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

4 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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