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:


Grants in Support of Research at Rice Creek Field Station were established in 1996 with RCA, awarding several small grants each year.  

Rice Creek Associates Reflections are talks about local ecology and environmental themes of interest to the community.  Some speakers have shared their  presentations online.

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.

Story hour

FALL 2018

September 8

October 6

November 3

December 1

Join us at 11 o'clock as we share tales of nature, animals' wild ways, and how we relate to our world around us.  These free programs are designed for elementary aged children though all are welcome. An adult must accompany children under 17.    

Programs are free and open to the public.  

We look forward to seeing you at some or all of these events!

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.  We welcome groups, however if your group is larger than 8 or for a specific event, call 315-312-6677 for special arrangements.  An adult needs to accompany children under age 17. 

FALL 2018

September 15, 22 & 29

October 13, 20 & 27

November 10, 17 & 24