Programs and Events

Upcoming Programs!

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Story Time and Hike
Every Wednesday at 10am

Friends of Rogers invite you and your toddler to our Story Time and Hike. Songs and stories start off this fun family program followed by a short hike on the trails. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with your new found friends.






Family Fun Program: Hibernation Preparation
Saturday, November 21 at 10:30amwoodchuc

Hibernation Preparation Some animals remain active all year long, some migrate south, while others prepare for a long winter’s rest! Learn all about Rogers Center wildlife that hibernate to conserve energy when resources are scarce during the coldest months of the year.

Wreath Making Workshop
Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 to noon

2015, Wreath WorkshopLearn to make your own evergreen wreath with natural materials. We will provide a reusable frame and natural materials including but not limited to evergreen boughs and pine cones. Feel free to bring additional embellishments of your choosing to add a personalized touch. You can enjoy your unique wreath this year, and re-purpose the frame for years to come.

 Must pre-register for this workshop.

Members – $12

Not-Yet-Members – $15


Teddy Bear Snuggle
Saturday, February 27 from 10:30am to noon2015, Teddy Bear Snuggle

Looking for something fun and warm to do this winter? Bring a blanket and your favorite stuffed friend for stories and songs by the fire in Bird Cabin. With our friends we will embark on magical adventures through the pages, and enjoy tasty snacks.

Members – $5 per family
Not-Yet-Members – $8 per family

Pre-Registration is recommended


Preparing Your Water Feature for the Spring
Saturday, February 27th at 10:00am

Do you have waterWater features – such as lakes, ponds, and pools – on your property? Are you curious about changes that will take place in these types of features during March, April, May and beyond?  Would you like to maximize the positive impact of water features? Perhaps you would like to have a water feature examined for suggestions to improve its viability. Join us for a forum moderated by Robert Benton to discuss these and related concepts. All topics about local water features, as well as and living organisms in and around them, will be part of the conversation.

Unique Opportunity offered by Bob Benton!

Schedule a walk around with Benton to examine your feature will be provided.  His service has no cost attached to it but he limits his time to a total of five visits. Requests will be prioritized then scheduled. Please send your [1] contact information, [2] a list of questions you may have about the feature, [3] a description of the feature, [4] a photograph of the water feature, and [5] a map of it’s location to Start now while the weather is still warm enough and snow has not obliterated the water feature. The information must be submitted electronically by February 13th, 2016.  You will be notified of the acceptance at the Forum.  Not at the Forum? … you lose your appointment, it will be assigned to another. Bob Benton requests all communications be by email. If you need help contacting Benton, please ask Friends of Rogers.


Wildlife Biology and Conservation
Saturday, March 12 at 10 am in Bird Cabin

Wildlife Biology and ConservationWildlife Biology and Conservation is the application of ecological principles to the management of wildlife species and their habitats, one of our most important natural resources. Learn several of the most important general policies and procedures that affect our wildlife populations. Ask questions about their effectiveness and impact on our local wildlife and human communities. What about incursion of deer and bear into our human communities? What should you do if find an abandoned young one, encounter an animal that appears dangerous, or one in need of help?

A $3 donation is suggested to support future operation.


Wildflower Walk
Saturday, May 7 at 10 am. Meet in the parking lot.

2016, Wildflower WalkPut a spring in your step and join Friends of Rogers on a hike to search the forest floor for wildflowers. Explore the amazing adaptations and beautiful colors of May’s blooms.

Meet at the visitor parking lot to head out as a group to the perfect location to look for spring wildflowers.

RSVP is not required but is suggested.

A $3 donation is suggested to support future operation.


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

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  4. Julie H. says:

    What a great line-up of events!

  5. 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?

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  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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