for Educators

Ecological Explorations

Grades 5-8 | Collect data from field, forest and pond communities to gain insight into communities, succession, food webs, and population dynamics.

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Cumming Nature Center Experiences
  • 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
  • Life Science

Collect data from field, forest, and pond communities to gain insight into communities, succession, food webs, and population dynamics.

**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.

     

  • MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

     

  • MS-LS1-6. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

     

  • 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.


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 11/19/22–12/11/22
  • Program Length: Full Day
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

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

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Guided Group Programs: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.