“Skull Detectives” Family Fun at Rogers Center sponsored by M&T Bank

Environmental Educator Sarah Freedman assists with Pond Exploration during a recent program at Rogers Center. Join Friends of Rogers at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 for “Skull Detectives.” M&T Bank is generously sponsoring all “Family Fun” programming throughout 2018. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

“Skull Detectives” Family Fun at Rogers Center sponsored by M&T Bank

On the third Saturday of every month, Friends of Rogers hosts “Family Fun” programs designed to provide participants of all ages the opportunity to experience hands-on learning about the natural environment. Recent “Family Fun” titles have included Snowy Scenes, Winter Wanderings, Fantastic Forests, “Bed” Time, Ensuring the Future, and Fish Prints. In July and August, this unique educational series even went ‘On the Road’ at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market.

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 over 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 is able to continue offering this free community program for the entire year. We are extremely grateful for M&T Bank’s investment in our mission.”

Ever wanted to get inside the head of a favorite animal? Interested in learning about what makes them tick? Make no bones about it, the October Family Fun program is the perfect opportunity to discover more about the anatomy of mammals that live right in our backyard.

On October 20 at 1 pm, join Friends of Rogers for “Skull Detectives.” By viewing skulls of animals, participants will learn to notice each one’s unique characteristics. Once visitors discover these features, they will be able to recognize different skulls and facts about each animal.

“We can take a lot away from examining the skulls of different vertebrates up close and personal,” said Senior Educator Marissa Nolan. “Trying to figure out what animal each skull belongs to can be rather challenging.”

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for all ages. Seasonal hours are from 10 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. For more information, call (607) 674-4733 or visit www.friendsofrogers.org.

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