Friends of Rogers members invited to celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day

Friends of Rogers members help sustain Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne, the popular regional attraction which hosts programs in every season of the year. A free “National Reptile Awareness Day” celebration is being offered to Friends of Rogers Oct. 20. Photo courtesy Friends of Rogers

Friends of Rogers members invited to celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day

Friends of Rogers will again host “Animals of Halloween” the evening of Oct. 20 at Rogers Environmental Education Center in Sherburne. Prior to this annual community festival, current Friends of Rogers members are invited to a free “National Reptile Awareness Day” celebration from 4-5 pm.

Established not just as a celebration for reptile lovers, “National Reptile Awareness Day” promotes education, conservation, and appreciation for reptiles. During this program, Friends of Rogers members will be introduced to just a few of the more than 10,000 reptile species found on Earth!

Friends of Rogers members ensure the continuation of programming at Rogers Environmental Education Center and assist in maintaining high standards of environmental education that have been established over the years. Membership contributions help fund community celebrations, educational exhibits, guest presenters, instructional materials, Visitor Center operations, and much more. Membership includes benefits for two adults at the same address. Benefits are extended to all persons 18 or under who reside with adult members; valid for 12 months from date of enrollment; and tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Friends of Rogers will also hold its annual business meeting on October 20 at 5 pm in the Visitor Center. All current and prospective members of the organization are invited to attend.

“Thanks to generous support from our members, Rogers Center is celebrating our 50th ‘Golden Anniversary’ this year,” said Simon Solomon, executive director. “In addition to benefits such as free programs, our members have the satisfaction of knowing the vital role they play in connecting community with nature in a beloved, educational setting!”

While this program is offered free of charge to current Friends of Rogers members, pre-registration is suggested by noon on Friday, October 19. To pre-register or to become a Friends of Rogers member, call (607) 674-4733 or email development@FriendsofRogers.org.

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 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.

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