NIGHT VISIT — “Bats in the Belfry” continues the ‘Learning Lecture’ series on Nov. 7. Former Naturalist Intern and bat technician Valerie Mitchell returns to Rogers Center as special guest presenter. ‘Learning Lectures’ and ‘EdVentures’ are recommended for ages 13 and up. Sessions begin at 6:30 pm and meet at the Visitor Center, just off state Route 80. (Photo submitted)

‘Learning Lectures’ and ‘EdVentures’ go nocturnal at Rogers Center

Published Oct 28, 2018 at 9:00am

SHERBURNE — Friends of Rogers continues offering expanded programming at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne.

Explore a specific topic with an experienced expert in a casual atmosphere during ‘Learning Lectures,’ held the first Wednesday of each month.

On the second Thursday of each month, get outside for a fun educational adventure with ‘EdVentures.’

For the month of November, both ‘Learning Lectures’ and ‘EdVentures’ feature nocturnal elements of nature.

“Bats in the Belfry” continues the ‘Learning Lecture’ series on Nov. 7. Former Naturalist Intern and bat technician Valerie Mitchell returns to Rogers Center as special guest presenter.

While bats are known for sucking blood and hanging out in bell towers, these stereotypes ignore the great diversity in bats. S

ize, diet, and behavior vary, but one thing all bats have in common is their importance to the larger ecosystem.

Uncover some of the mysteries surrounding these unique mammals and gain appreciation for our native New York species.

Most animals like the night life and don’t come out until the sun goes down. Experience “Rogers After Dark” during the third ‘EdVenture’ on Nov. 8.

Get a glimpse of the true diversity at Rogers Center with a stroll along the trails, keeping eyes and ears open.

Find out why animals prefer the dark and what adaptations they have developed. Early registration is encouraged, as a limited number of headlamps are available.

‘Learning Lectures’ and ‘EdVentures’ are recommended for ages 13 and up. Sessions begin at 6:30 pm and meet at the Visitor Center, just off state Route 80.

Individual registration is $4 per member and $5 for not-yet-members and family registration is $10 for those who are Friends of Rogers members and $12 for those who are not-yet-members.

Paid pre-registration is suggested by noon the day prior; call 607-674-4733, or email sr.educator@FriendsofRogers.org for more details.

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages.

Seasonal hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.