Public Programs & Family Programs*

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




Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em: Leaf Mulching Workshop

Friday, November 3

9:30 a.m.

Join us for an interesting event on how to save money and make your yard healthy

and beautiful. Hosted in conjunction with the Friends of the Rye Sustainability

Committee, this free workshop is sponsored by Sustainable Westchester.


STEM Challenge Course

Saturday, November 18

1:00 p.m.

Join us for some team building using science, technology, engineering, and math

on our Con Edison STEM Challenge Course. We will learn how a water pump works,

collaborate with teammates to build earthquake-proof structures, and see who can

cross our equilibrium shuffle the fastest.

Suggested for ages 6 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.


Turkey Hike

Saturday, November 25  

1:00 p.m.

Join an FRNC naturalist as we search for local turkeys in the forest.

Suggested for ages 4 to 7. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.


Mistletoe Magic

Sunday, November 26

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Join us downtown to celebrate the start of the joyous holiday season.




Science of Snowflakes (Description from AJ)

Saturday, December 9  

1:00 p.m.

Every crystal of snow that falls from the sky is unique in its own way.

Join FRNC staff to explore how the snow falling from the sky forms, and make your own “snow” and snowflakes! Suggested for ages 5 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.


Candle Making

Saturday, December 16  

1:00 p.m.

Join us as we create wonderful decorations for the holiday season. Children and families will get to make their own colorful candles that can be used during the holidays or all year round. $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


October: 23, 30

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18

January: 8, 22, 29

February: 5, 12, 26

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


October 21, November 4, December 2, January 20, February 10,

March 3, April 14, May 5  


Ecology Club for Families with Special Needs

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


October 21, November 18, March 17,

April 21, May 19  


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

Email marygillick@ryenaturecenter.org.