Programs and Events

Rent a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis to explore the trails this winter!

Story Time and Hike
Wednesdays at 10:30 am feb 2017 story time

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.



Make ‘n Take Snake
Saturday, February 18 from 1 pm to 3 pm

What could be more fun than building a toy? How 2017-make-n-take-snakeabout making your own animated wood snake, and taking it home to show your friends!

Participants will be given materials and instruction to create their very own one-of-a-kind articulated snake. Snakes will be made from wood harvested right here in Chenango County.

Members- $10
Not-Yet-Members – $12

Pre-registration required by noon on February 17.

 Participants must be at least 8 years old.


Learn to Ski
Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 am – 11 am or 11:30 am – 1 pm2017-learn-to-ski

The oldest form of skiing, cross-country  was developed to aid travel over snow. While some still rely on skis for transportation, today’s sport is mostly for recreation and exercise. Using natural body movements, cross-country skiing is easy to learn. Although the same material will be covered, participants are welcome to register for both sessions. Equipment rental is included in the program fee.

Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday February 24.

Member – $12
Not-Yet-Member – $15

Click here for registration form


Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 am

2017 cryptozoology final

Cryptozoology is known as the study of hidden or unknown animals. Some cryptids can be later identified, but others can be difficult to discern  due to  insufficient evidence. Some of the more well-known cryptids are Nessie, Bigfoot, and the Chupacabra.  Syracuse Area Paranormal is a regional organization that studies, investigates, and scrutinizes evidence of  cryptid life forms. Join Friends of Rogers for an informative presentation about this unique organization – and perhaps  uncover your own passion for cryptozoology!

Members- $2
Not-Yet-Members – $3

Pre-registration required by noon on March 31.

 Syracuse Area Paranormal is a is a regional organization that studies, cryptoinvestigates, and scrutinizes evidence of paranormal activity including cryptid life forms.


Paleontological Fossil Dig
Saturday, June 10 at 9 am

2017-fossil-programVisit sites to uncover wonderful treasures buried beneath your feet. Bring a lunch/snack, drink and sunscreen. Tools provided for up to 15 participants (sample bags, hammers, safety goggles, field guide). Program lasts about four hours.

Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday June 9.

Members – $6
Not-Yet-Members – $9

Click here for registration forms


Beaver Creek Paddle
Saturday, June 24 from 9 am to 1 pm

2017-canoe-programJoin Friends of Rogers for a scenic paddle down Beaver Creek. This paddle is perfect for all experience levels.

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants under 14 must  be experienced to ride in a kayak.

Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday June 23.

Registration fee is priced per boat:
With your own boat:
$15 members/ $20 not-yet-member
Boat provided:
Kayak: $25 members/$30 not-yet-member
Canoe: $30 members/ $35 not-yet-member

Click here for registration form


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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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