SHERBURNE — Friends of Rogers will continue offering new monthly programs at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne.
Explore a specific topic with an experienced expert in a casual atmosphere during “Learning Lectures,” to be 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 October, both Learning Lectures and EdVentures focus on the transitional season of autumn.
On Oct. 3, “Grass into Gardens” continues the Learning Lecture series. Lawns are challenging to maintain, require costly chemicals, and needs an excess of water. This interactive program will demonstrate how easy it is to turn high-maintenance grass into a beautiful garden.
Planting native flowers and shrubs can create a diverse wildlife habitat, turning a yard into a masterpiece. Learn the transition steps and what plants are correct for the area. Light refreshments and take-home materials will be provided.
Go on a “Fall Foliage Foray” during the second EdVenture on Oct. 11. Come for a sunset hike on Farm Tower trail for a breathtaking view of the Chenango Valley in its autumn splendor. Along the way, learn more about how and why trees provide this colorful display each year and why this region, in particular, is ideal for experiencing this natural phenomenon. Apple cider will be provided at the conclusion of the hike.
These series are recommended for ages 13 and up. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and meet at the Visitor Center, just off state Route 80. Individual registration is $5, $4 per member, and family registration is $12, $10 for those who are Friends of Rogers members. Paid pre-registration is required 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.