for Educators

Introduction to Natural Communities

Grades 2-5 | Explore the woods to discover how all living things are connected through food chains and the relationships between consumers, producers and decomposers.

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

Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience or Virtual Experience

Explore the woods to discover how all living things are connected through food chains and the relationships between consumers, producers and decomposers.

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:
  • 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that illustrates how plants and animals depend on each other for survival.
  • 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants (producers), animals (consumers), and decomposers, and the environment.

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
  • Start Date: 09/24/2021
  • End Date: 06/24/2022
  • Note: Anytime except 11/19/22–12/12/22 for on site visits.
  • Program Length: Full Day In-Person Experience OR 60 min. Virtual Experience
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th 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.

    $150 for 1-30 students