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Earthskills

K-5 | Students will discover how to tune in to nature through games and activities involving stealth and observation while practicing survival skills like shelter, fire building, woodcraft, and more.

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Cumming Nature Center Experiences
  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • Life Science, Earth Science

Get your class back-to-the-woods with the Earthskills program modeled after our inspiring Forest School. Students will discover how to tune in to nature through games and activities involving stealth and observation while practicing survival skills like shelter, fire building, woodscraft and more. This program runs in any weather, or season, and requires students to be properly attired for the conditions.

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

NYS Standards:
  • 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants (producers), animals (consumers), decomposers, and the environment.

     

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

     

  • MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

     

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

     

  • MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

     

  • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

     

  • HS-LS2-6 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

     

  • HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.

     

  • HS-ESS3-6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.


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
  • Note: Any time except for 11/13/22–12/14/22
  • Program Length: Full Day
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 12
  • Maximum Attendance: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

  • On-site: $7-$13/person, 1 adult free for every five children; RMSC Member Adults free