Please Note:

The RMSC Museum & Science Center will be closed on Mondays for the remainder of the school year. We will be open on select school holidays, including Indigenous People's Day on October 10. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Self Guided Nature Walk

Self Guided Nature Walk

Self-Guided Nature Walks include:

  • The Beaver Trail introduces you to the important cycles of nature. You will see forest, stream, marsh, and meadow habitats rich with plant and animal life on your way to an observation tower overlooking a 35-acre beaver pond. See first-hand one of the most stunning examples of an animal's interaction with its environment.
  • The Helen Gordon Trail is an outdoor art gallery with paintings by artists Jerry Czech and Helen Edinger to acquaint you with the birds and other animals of the area.
  • The Haudenosaunee Trail paintings by Seneca artist Ernest Smith introduce the fascinating culture and tradition of the Haudenosaunee and evoke images of a time long past.
  • The Pioneer Trail features a reconstructed 18th-century homestead and interpretive signs that tell of the lives of early settlers.
  • The Conservation Trail communicates our forest conservation and management practices. Trail signs identify tree species and explain their uses to both wildlife and humans. These, along with a working sawmill and a replica of a fire tower, show how informed management practices can result in a sustainable, mature forest.

Subjects: Life Science, Earth Science
Program Type: Self-Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience
NYS Standards:

  • LS1.A Structure and Function
  • LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2..C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
  • ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth Systems

NGSS Keywords: Life Science, Ecosystems, Organisms, Plants & Animals

Where is it?

Cumming Nature Center

When is it?

Days Available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/09/2020
End Date: 06/25/2021
Unavailable 11/13/20-12/26/20
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Group Admission: $3 per student; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: 2 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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