Upcoming Family Fun Programs
First and third Saturdays of each month!
Programs start at 10:30 a.m. and last about one hour.
Saturday May 3, 2014
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.
Saturday 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.
Saturday June 7th, 2014
CSoar with us for a morning flight and investigate how it’s possible for nature’s creatures to defy the laws of gravity. From the small chickadee to the large eagle and the nocturnal bats. Try your hand at creating a kite to reach for new limits with our flying friends.
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.
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.
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
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!
Salamanders of Rogers Center
Saturday May 10, 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. Salamanders of Rogers Center is the second 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
- Explore streams for the Salamanders of Rogers Center
-FUN FOR ALL AGES!!
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!
Click here for registration form!
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 Info@FriendsofRogers.org
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.
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 Info@gmail.com 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 info@FriendsofRogers.org