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Introduction to Natural Communities

Introduction to Natural Communities

Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience or Virtual Experience

Explore the woods to discover how all living things are connected through food chains and the relationships between consumers, producers and decomposers.

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, Virtual Experiences
NYS Standards:

  • 2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that illustrates how plants and animals depend on each other for survival.
  • 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants (producers), animals (consumers), and decomposers, and the environment.

Where is it?

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • Virtual

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Start Date: 09/24/2021
End Date: 06/24/2022
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: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th 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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