for Educators

Beaver Ecology

Grades 3-7 | Discover adaptations, natural and cultural history of beavers.

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Cumming Nature Center Experiences
  • 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
  • Life Science

Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience, Virtual Experience, or RMSC: Delivers to Your School

Discover adaptations, natural and cultural history of beavers. Explorations of past and present beaver sites (or images) to gain insight into communities succession, food webs, and human influences.

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

NYS Standards:
  • ESS2.E Biogeology
  • LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
  • LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
  • 3-LS4- Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
  • MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and protecting ecosystem stability.

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 2 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.374.6160


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Note: Anytime except 11/13/22–12/14/22 for on site visits.
  • Program Length: Full Day In-Person Experience
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 12
  • Maximum Attendance: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

  • In-Person at CNC: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.