Public Programs & Family Programs*

*Please note that children need to be accompanied by a caregiver during family programs.




Animals that Lay Eggs

Saturday, March 17 1:00 p.m.


Join an FRNC Naturalist as we learn about animals who lay eggs in the spring.

We will learn about the life cycles of local animals including birds, frogs,

and salamanders.


Suggested for ages 5 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.


Mud Camouflage

Saturday, March 24 1:00 p.m.


Get ready to play in the mud! Learn about different types of mud and clay,

and get ready to use a variety of colors to camouflage yourself into the forest.

Make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring a change

of clothes for the trip home.


Suggested for ages 5 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.




Earth Art Club

Saturday, April 21 1:00 p.m.


Join us as we celebrate Earth Day! An FRNC naturalist will lead a short hike to collect a few natural artifacts including forsythia and daffodil flowers. Our naturalist will help guide young artists to create a piece of natural art.


Suggested for ages 4 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.


Naturalist in Your Neighborhood

Friday, April 27 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Show your town pride by helping Rye become the second Community Wildlife Habitat™ in the state of New York. Your role is to make your property more welcoming to wildlife and we can help. A Rye Nature Center naturalist will visit your property, identify weeds, wildlife needs, and other suggestions on making your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat™. Get your neighbors to do it too!


Program free. Pre-registration required. Contact courtneyrothaus@ryenaturecenter.org for more information.


Miners 101

Saturday, April 28 1:00 p.m.


Take a peek inside the earth and see what Rye is really made of at the RNC Quarry.


Suggested for ages 7 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.

2017-2018 Program Guide

Now Available!

Registration Form 2016-17

Mommy & Me

Mondays 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

$10/family members, $15/family non-members


March: 5, 12, 19, 26  

April: 9, 16, 23, 30

May: 7, 14, 21


Daddy & Me Animal Show

Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

$10/family members, $15/family non-members


March 3, April 14, May 5  


Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


March 17, April 21, May 19  


Program is free, but pre-registration is required by the Friday before class.

Email marygillick@ryenaturecenter.org.