Programs and Events

Story Time and Hike
Wednesdays at 10:30 am Storytime and Hike Poster Chobani

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.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 am

2017, Teddy Bear PicnicThe whole family will enjoy lunch outdoors – the Teddy Bear way! Go out into the woods with your favorite stuffed friends. Door prizes, stories, songs, and adventures await! Admission includes a delicious picnic lunch.                                                                Members: $5/person                                                  Not-Yet-Members: $7/person                            Members: $18/family                                                      Not-Yet-Members: $22/family

Pre-register by May 26.

 

Family Friendly Yoga
Thursdays June, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6 pm

Yoga - FinalBring your love of nature, your patience, an open mind, and your own mat (if you have one), as we join in a gentle practice open to all experience levels!

We will explore different breath techniques and meditations, as well as move our bodies through a physical practice to include different partner poses. Feel free to partner up with your child, spouse, cousin or even your best friend for a practice that is sure to be fun and interesting. Don’t have  a mat? Let us know ahead of time and we will bring one you can borrow!

Contact Kriss at The Zen Den to register.

 4 Week Session: $80 for two family members, $20 for each additional
Single Class: $30 for two family members, $10 for each additional

This program is a collaboration between Friends of Rogers and The Zen Denzen den

 

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

 

Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 17 at 9 am
People of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to 2017, Fishing Day Flyercatch a fish, or two!

Bait will be provided and fishing poles are available first-come, first-served.

Feel free to bring your own bait and poles, too.

In addition to catching fish, view pond organisms beneath microscopes and get a “fish-eye view” of what our gilled friends like to eat!

 

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

Chenango River Float Fishing Trip
Sunday, June 25 at 1 pm

2017 Float FishingLearn how to take advantage of Chenango County’s great river fishing. We’ll float from Rogers Center to the North Norwich DEC fishing access. Great for kids eager to learn how to fish, kayak, and canoe. Use one of our boats or your own. Light snacks will be provided on the river. Participants under 12 years old requires adult supervision. Bait and pole are responsibility of participant. Kayaks and canoes will be provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Transportation back to Rogers at the conclusion of the program will also be provided.                                     4-H or Friends of Rogers Members: $2               Not-Yet-Members: $5

Pre-registration is required by noon on Saturday, June 24.

Adventure and Paint
Thursday, July 13 at 5:30 pm

2017, Adventure and PaintJoin us as we explore Rogers Center during an hour-long hike, through beautiful farmland and forested areas, then we will paint in the open air! Painting will be for all  skill levels and designed to capture the natural beauty around us.

Participants should bring a water bottle, a light jacket (if needed), and good walking/hiking shoes. Snacks will be available after the hike.

We will meet at the Main Parking Lot and then head out as a group to the trail.

 

Contact Jill at The Artists’ Palette to register.
$37 / person per hike and paint

This program is a collaboration between artists' palletteFriends of Rogers and The Artists’ Palette

 

Adventure and Paint
Thursday, August 17 at 5:30 pm

2017, Adventure and PaintJoin us as we explore Rogers Center during an hour-long hike, through beautiful farmland and forested areas, then we will paint in the open air! Painting will be for all  skill levels and designed to capture the natural beauty around us.

Participants should bring a water bottle, a light jacket (if needed), and good walking/hiking shoes. Snacks will be available after the hike.

We will meet at the Main Parking Lot and then head out as a group to the trail.

Contact Jill at The Artists’ Palette to register.
$37 / person per hike and paint

This program is a collaboration between artists' palletteFriends of Rogers and The Artists’ Palette

 

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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 info@FriendsofRogers.org 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.

    Best,
    Nicole

  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 env.educator@FriendsofRogers.org 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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