Please note our hours are changing!

The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open to the public on Fridays (9:30am-5pm), Saturdays (9:30am-5pm), and Sundays (11am-5pm) beginning Monday, November 30. 

Winter Ecology

Winter Ecology

 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.

Subjects: Earth Systems, Life Science
Program Type: Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience
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.



Where is it?

Cumming Nature Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Start Date: 01/03/2021
End Date: 03/21/2021
Program Length: Full Day
Earliest Start Time: 8am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th 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: 585.374.6160


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