Programs and Events

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Beaver Creek Canoe/Kayak Trip
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:15am

canoe trip beaver creekJoin us for a leisurely fall paddle along Beaver Creek. You are more than welcome to bring your own boat or use one of ours. We have a limited number of canoes and kayaks, if you are interested please register early.

With your own Boat: $10 members/ $13 non-members

Boat Provided: $15 members/$18 non-members

Beaver Creek registration form



Family Fun Program: Pop Goes the Weasel
Saturday September 20th at 10:30 am

Come weasel your way into the world of New York State weasels. Learn all about the similarities and differences that each weasel exhibits. Touch some real furs from these animals and take a hike to try and spot different areas and habitats where you could commonly find ones of these animals.


Journey to Antarctica: the White Continent
Thursday September 25th at 6:00pm

Antartica 2Join Friends of Rogers in finding out what Antarctica has to offer by welcoming Bob and Laura Jensen as they share pictures, videos and stories about their 2013 trip to Antarctica on board Linbald/National Geographic’s “Explorer”. Bob and Laura not only explored active and historic base stations, (including one that is being turned into a museum), but witnessed ice, mountains, and ample wildlife, including- penguins, seals, whales, and other sea birds.
Light refreshments will be provided



Family Fun Program: Let’s Get Batty
Saturday October 4th at 10:30am

Come fly with us and learn about the different bats commonly found in New York State. Enjoy numerous bat-related games and create your own bat to bring home with you.


Willow Weaving and Form Workshops with Bonnie Gale
Saturday October 11th at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Gale- OctoberJoin Bonnie Gale and Friends of Rogers as we have the opportunity to make two different Hypertufa Troughs for the Garden. Hypertufa, meaning false stone, is a mixture of Portland cement, peat moss and perlite (or sand). It can easily be fashioned (using forms) into outdoor troughs for bird baths and over wintering plants.

Due to the grant funding, the cost per participant per workshop session is only
$18 for members and $20 for non-members of Rogers. We expect the workshops to fill quickly and the sessions are each limited to 20 participants.  This is an adult workshop but children grade 6+ are welcome to attend.

Pre-registration is required as well as prepayment of the fee. To register and prepay the fee, please contact Friends of Rogers.


Animal of Halloween
Saturday October 18th at 5pm – 8pm

AoH 2014 Flyer FinalCome out and learn about the animals of Halloween with the Friends of Rogers. There will be live music, free kids activities, cider and donuts, food for sale along with bat boxes. Friends of Rogers will be starting a new tradition; selling s’more kits so you can make your own over a fire. Who know the animals of Halloween may even join us for marshmallow or two!




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

5 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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