for Educators

Field Journal Journey

Grades 4-12 | Explore the complexity and biodiversity of the natural world through observation and data collection using field journals.

  • Cumming Nature Center, Virtual
  • Cumming Nature Center Experiences, RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your Site, Virtual Experiences
  • 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Life Science

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

Explore the complexity and biodiversity of the natural world through observation, sketching, writing, and data collection using field journals.

For digital programs, our educators will work with your classroom to determine which platform works best to facilitate this experience.

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

 

 

NYS Standards:
  • 4-LS1-1.  Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction

     

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

     

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

     

  • MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms in a variety of ecosystems.

     

  • HS-LS2-3 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems.

     

  • 5W3d: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

     

  • 6W3d: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

     

  • 6W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

     

  • 7W3d: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events

     

  • 7W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. Generate additional related questions for further research and investigation.

     

  • 8W3d: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events

     

  • 8W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, drawing on multiple sources, refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. Generate additional related questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

     

  • 9-10W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate. Synthesize multiple sources, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

     

  • 11-12W6: Conduct research through self-generated question, or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate. Synthesize multiple sources, demonstrating understanding and analysis of the subject under investigation.


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 11/19/22-12/12/22 for on site visits.
  • Program Length: Full Day In-Person Experience

    3 hour RMSC Delivers

    60 min. Virtual Experience
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 4th Grade, 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?

  • In-Person: $7/person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    Virtual: $150 for 1-30 students

    CNC Delivers: $150 1-30 Students; $250 31-60 Students; $350 61-90 Students; * Mileage will be charged for venues over 30 miles away.