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Winter Ecology – Virtual

Grades 5-12 | Examine how plants and animals adapt to winter. Hunt for tracks and other evidence of animal activity. Snow science investigations.

  • Virtual
  • Virtual Experiences
  • 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
  • Earth Systems, Life Science

Examine how plants and animals adapt to winter. Hunt for tracks and other evidence of animal activity. Snow science investigations.

**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), and decomposers, and the environment.
  • 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.
  • MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms in a variety of ecosystems.
  • MS-ESS1-1.  Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the Sun and moon, and seasons.
  •  HS-LS1-3 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
  • HS-LS2-3 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems.
  •  HS-LS2-2 Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
  • HS-LS2-8 Evaluate the evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce.

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: 2 Wks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: CNC School Programs Coordinator
  • Phone: 585.374.6160


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Start Date: 11/01/2021
  • End Date: 03/31/2022
  • Note: Any time except for 11/20/21-12/12/21
  • Program Length: 60 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 8:30am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 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?

  • 1-30 students: $150