Animal Defenses

Animal Defenses

This adventure explores the unique defense mechanisms that our local animals use to protect and defend themselves.

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

Subjects: The Arts, Life Science
Program Type: Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience
NYS Standards:

  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

  • 3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

  • 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

  • 3--LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

  • 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

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


NGSS Keywords: Life Science, Ecosystems. Structure, Function & Information Processing, Organism, Plants & Animals


Where is it?

Cumming Nature Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Any time except for 11/13/20-12/26/20
Program Length: Full Day
Earliest Start Time: 8am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 12
Maximum Attendence: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

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

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 2 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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