School Field Trips

Educational Programs

The Friends of Rogers continues to offer Educational Programs for surrounding schools and youth groups. We are available for onsite programs and visits to your classroom. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per student per program. For offsite visits, an additional donation to cover mileage from the Center to your location is suggested. These donations enable us to continue to offer programs.

There are a variety of programs that we offer, including; Tracks and Traces of Animals, Mammals of New York state, Pond Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, Water Quality Monitoring, Birds of New York State, Plants, You & Your Environment, Cold-blooded Vertebrates, Animals in Winter and Watersheds. Plan to have extra time to explore the trails and the Visitors Center on your own, too! Please view the brochure for more information. Contact Sarah at Friends of Rogers to plan your program or for questions.

Please speak to us about any special accommodations.  Special financial assistance opportunities are available, please call for details!

Call: (607) 674-4733

Connect Kids Transportation Grant Program

The 2017-2018 Connect Kids to Parks Transportation Grant Program is available to K-12 classrooms in Title 1 school districts across the state to connect New York public school children with nature and New York State history by providing reimbursement grants to public schools for visits to a New York State park, nature center or historic site, or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center for a special guided educational program or self-guided field trip at a NYS Parks or historic site. Grants will reimburse bus costs, tolls, the fee for bus entry into the facility and any programs fees, up to $1000.

Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center qualifies as a site for this wonderful opportunity. The 2017-18 Application Period Opens on July 1, 2017. Applications for this year must be made online and before the field trip occurs.  For more information please check out the Transportation Grant Website.