Rye Nature CenterFriends of Rye Nature Center (FRNC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization which offers programs to people of all ages and abilities. We encourage conservation, provide environmental education, and support our community’s access to nature.

Our programs encourage the protection of our natural resources and promote environmental awareness in Rye and the surrounding communities. In addition to managing and operating the Rye Nature Center, Rye’s 47-acre forest and wildlife sanctuary, the FRNC provides environmental programs and nature interpretation to over 27,000 visitors annually. FRNC has direct partnerships with Rye City School District, neighboring school districts, and other local organizations to provide nature and science study tours for people of all ages.

The Rye Nature Center is a 47-acre wildlife preserve with over two miles of hiking trails, ponds, streams, and granite outcroppings. The Nature Center has comfortable indoor and outdoor classrooms as well as a museum space for visitors.

Friends of Rye Nature Center Programs & Camps

ADULT & ME PROGRAMS
AFTER-SCHOOL
FOREST PRESCHOOL (FIVE DAY)
JUNE BUGS @HOME
PADDLE ADVENTURE CAMP (PAC)
PRESCHOOL ECOLOGY
PUBLIC PROGRAMS
SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SUMMER CAMP
VACATION CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS