for Educators

Water Monitors

Grades 5-12 | This field study examines the features of clean water. Students will collect usable data on a Cumming Nature Center creek by collecting benthic macroinverebrates, performing chemical tests, measuring physical characteristics of one of the healthiest creeks in the region.

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Cumming Nature Center Experiences
  • 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Life Science

This field study examines the features of clean water. Students will collect usable data on a Cumming Nature Center creek by collecting benthic macroinvertebrates, performing chemical tests, and measuring the physical characteristics of one of the healthiest creeks in the region.

**Capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

 

NYS Standards:
  • 5-ESS3-1.  Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect Earth’s resources and environment

  • MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

  • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.


How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: 2 Wks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Member & Visitor Services
  • Phone: 585.374.6160


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Start Date: 04/03/2023
  • Note: Any time except for 11/13/22–3/31/23
  • Program Length: Full Day
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 12
  • Maximum Attendance: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Guided Group Programs: $10 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.