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Summer 2014

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Each season Rice Creek offers these opportunities for children, adults and families to interact with and learn about nature.  Look for new programs and returning favorites this season, including tours of our new facility.

Tour the New Rice Creek
Stop by to visit Rice Creek and learn about the sustainability features of our new 7,600 square-foot energy-efficient main building and facility.


Celebrate Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014

Rice Creek welcomes Alumni, family and friends to Reunion Weekend 2014.  Stop by to see the new Rice Creek from 9 to 4:30 on June 6th and 9 to 3 on June 7th.  Check the Reunion Weekend schedule for when tours of Rice Creek will be leaving campus.


Programs administered by Dr. Diann C. Jackson .

Rice Creek Rambles

What creatures can we find?
What do they eat? 
Where do they live? 
What happened here?

These and more questions will be the focus of these free naturalist-led summer walks at Rice Creek.
We will start at main building at 11 o'clock on these Saturdays.  Come dress for the weather.  Those planning to attend are asked to call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions.  Since program size is limited, we are not able to accommodate groups.  An adult needs to accompany children.  

JUNE
14, 21, 28

JULY
12, 19, 26

AUGUST
2, 9

Programs are free and open to the public.  

We look forward to seeing you at some or all of the rambles!

Ongoing Events

Tour the New Rice Creek
Stop by to visit Rice Creek and learn about the sustainability features of our new 7,600 square-foot energy-efficient main building and facility.

Bird Banding
at Rice Creek will resume this later this spring. Come and observe birds in hand during the capture, banding and release of resident and migrating songbirds. Call us for a schedule: 315-312-6678.

Visit the Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden
The garden has awoken from winter and by later this summer will be in full bloom. 

Summer Youth & Teens

Since 1983, Exploring Nature has been an education program designed to encourage young people's curiosity and concern about their world.  Participants explore and investigate life around Rice Creek while discovering nature first hand through nature walks, activities and games.  Ages 5 to 15.

Exploring Nature Scholarship details as well as registration information are now available.

Want to attend SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station's summer program but have aged out of Exploring Nature? We are offering Conservation Field Studies this summer for teens who are rising 9th graders to teens having completed 12th   grade.  The focus will be environmental stewardship along with team building. 

Conservation Field Studies Scholarship details and registration information are now available.