College courses

Several credit bearing courses in the regular and summer sessions of the SUNY Oswego curriculum hold some or all of their class meetings at Rice Creek Field Station. The recent history of classes that have met at Rice Creek can be found below.  In addition several departments and programs utilize Rice Creek including:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Science
Earth Science

School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction


The operational policies of Rice Creek Associates are managed by its Board of Directors. Directors are elected from the general membership and serve three-year terms. Members of the board are:


Membership in Rice Creek Associates is granted to all who make monetary donations to the Field Station. Memberships are renewed annually (except for life memberships). The current membership levels are:


Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden at Rice Creek Field Station was the inspiration of RCA member Ruth Sachidanandan, who chaired the original herb garden committee. Other members of the original group included Norman Gillette, Muriel Harrison, and Joyce Rice. The garden was planned by the RCA committee and construction was begun in 1987 by members of the Oswego County Conservation Corps.

Rice Creek reflections

Saturday July 7, 2018  2:00 PM

Wilderness Survival 101 with Jeff Devine

This will be an outdoor program where we will cover approximately 1 mile of trail, so please dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions.

Programs are free and open to the public. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Ongoing events

Visit the Wildlife Viewing Area
Relax on the patio and see what animals are at our bird feeders, the water garden with plants for butterflies and hummingbirds, and the row of shrubs planted for wildlife located between the water garden and the pond.

Rice Creek rambles

Join us for these family friendly free naturalist led walks.  We will start at main building at 11 o'clock on these Saturdays.   Those planning to attend are asked to call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the walk to check trail conditions.  Since program size is limited, we are not able to accommodate groups.  An adult needs to accompany children under age 17. 


June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30  

July 7, 14, 21 & 28     

August 4, 11, 18 & 25