‘Winter Wanderings’ planned at Friends of Rogers

Rogers Center is a great place to be active. M& T Bank will sponsor ‘Winter Wanderings’ Family Fun Feb. 17, when visitors have the opportunity to learn what life is like for a snowshoe hare. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

‘Winter Wanderings’ planned at Friends of Rogers

On Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m., join Friends of Rogers for “Winter Wanderings,” a ‘Family Fun’ program for visitors to learn what life is like for a snowshoe hare. Bundle up and brave the cold of a snowy winter morning and snowshoe the trails of Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne.

For 2018, corporate partner M&T Bank is serving as official presenting sponsor for ‘Family Fun.’ While the program had been underwritten by several organizations since its inception more than five years ago, this year marks the first time that a corporate partner’s financial support is sustaining an entire year of this fundamental Friends of Rogers activity.

“M&T Bank’s generosity to Friends of Rogers and our local communities is truly inspiring,” said Simon Solomon, FOR executive director. “Their leadership support ensures that Friends of Rogers will be able to continue offering this free community program for all of 2018. We are extremely grateful for M&T Bank’s investment in our mission.”

Family Fun Programs are held on the third Saturday of every month. While there is no charge, Friends of Rogers encourages contributions to support future operations. Led by a specially trained educator, upcoming programs include: Fantastic Forests, ‘Bed’ Time, Ensuring the Future, Fish Prints, Pond Explorations, Honey Bees, Magical Mandalas, Up-Cycled Trick-or-Treat Bags, Creative Composters, and Holiday Crafts. Family Fun programs are an opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience hands-on learning and exploration of the natural environment.

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for all ages. Seasonal winter 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. For more information, call (607) 674-4733 or visit friendsofrogers.org.

Photo Caption: Rogers Center is a great place to be active! M&T Bank will sponsor ‘Winter Wanderings’ Family Fun Feb. 17, when visitors have the opportunity to learn what life is like for a snowshoe hare. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

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