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Beaver Ecology

Beaver Ecology

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

Discover adaptations, natural and cultural history of beavers. Explorations of past and present beaver sites (or images) to gain insight into communities succession, food webs, and human influences.

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.

Subjects: Life Science
Program Type: Cumming Nature Center Experiences, RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your Site , Virtual Experiences
NYS Standards:

  • ESS2.E Biogeology
  • LS2.A Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • LS2.B Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
  • LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience
  • 3-LS4- Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • 3-5-ETS1-3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
  • MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and protecting ecosystem stability.

Where is it?

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Virtual
  • At Your School

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Anytime except 11/20/21-12/12/21 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: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 12
Maximum Attendence: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

  • In-Person at CNC: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.
  • Virtual: $150 for up to 30 students
  • RMSC Delivers: $125 1-30 Students; $225 31-60 Students; *Mileage will be charged for venues over 30 miles away

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 2 weeks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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