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Discover the Biodiversity at CNC During BioBlitz

    WHAT: During BioBlitz, visitors will work with scientists, educators, and naturalists to document biodiversity at Rochester Museum & Science Center’s (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC). Visitors will spend the day identifying, collecting, and recording as many species of plants and animals as possible throughout the Nature Center’s 900-acre preserve.

    BioBlitz combines the fun of a festival with the thrill of scientific endeavor, as participants engage with local scientists, educators, and naturalists to record as many different species as possible in a natural area in one day. Participants will help contribute to our understanding of the CNC landscape and the biodiversity of our region.

    Activities will include:

    • Hikes led by expert guides to collect field data and identify plant and animal species
    • Hands-on activities and citizen science opportunities
    • A collaborative art project to help visualize the biodiversity data collected throughout the day

    Kid-friendly activities will be available, so pack a picnic and plan to stay for the whole day!

    Visitors can register for the event and see more details at


    May 2, 2021. This event runs all day, from 9am-5pm.


    This is a family-friendly event and visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate.


    RMSC’s Cumming Nature Center

    6472 Gulick Road

    Naples, NY 14512