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About

Friends of Rye Nature Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the Rye Nature Center and to provide a full range of environmental education programs and activities at the Center.  Our programs encourage the protection of our natural resources and promote environmental awareness in Rye and surrounding communities.  The Friends have been supporters of the Rye Nature Center for over forty years, and are committed to the ongoing improvement of the facility, and to creating quality programs and experiences for all visitors.

 

The Rye Nature Center is a Rye City-owned facility offering environmental programs through the cooperative efforts of the Friends of Rye Nature Center and the City of Rye.  The Center is located on 47 acres of wildlife preserve, with over two miles of hiking trails, ponds, streams and granite outcroppings.  The Nature Center has comfortable classroom and museum spaces for visiting classes and special events.

 

For more information on how you can help the FRNC, visit our Get Involved page.

 

Staff

Executive Director: Christine Siller

Education Director: Allison Rogers

Program Director: Mary Gillick

Director of Strategic Initiatives: AJ Johnson

Associate Director of Preschool & Camp: Jeni Vogel

Associate Director of Forest Education: Henry Myers

Associate Director of Development: Nicole Pennucci

Environmental Educators: Emily Embick, Katie Jamer, Kris Karpinia, Amanda Schuster, Clio Walton

Early Childhood Education Specialist: Rachael Pothula

Outreach Educator: Siobhan Prout

Land Steward: Chris Hendershot

Conservation Educator: Andrew Middlebrook

Horticulturist: Annette Hein

 

PRESIDENT

Lisa Sandler

 

VICE PRESIDENTS

Catherine Bischoff

Rob O'Connor

 

TREASURER

Greg Smith

 

SECRETARY

Andrew Padovano

 

DIRECTORS

Daniel Allen

Melissa Belleville

Rebecca Bruno

Lauren Gallagher

Caitlin Layng

Eliza McLaren

Megan Schatz

Chip Stevens

Geoffrey Teillon

Davin Thigpen

 

 

 

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Board of Directors

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