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Winter Ecology

Winter Ecology

Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience or Virtual Experience

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

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: Earth Systems, Life Science
Program Type: Cumming Nature Center Experiences, Virtual Experiences
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
  • Virtual

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Start Date: 11/01/2021
End Date: 03/31/2022
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: 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?

  • Guided Group Programs: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.
  • $150 for 1-30 students

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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