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The museum offers an impressive array of resources relevant to the HPEFCS curriculum. After all, many issues of concern in the 21st-century have 19th-century parallels, and these are easily identifiable among the domestic and business settings in the museum’s historic village. The cooks in our working kitchens demonstrate the ways in which food was acquired, prepared and stored and they are happy to help students explore the nutritional value of 19th-century diets. The residents of every home are concerned with the efficient management of resources.
For sport and physical activity, the museum offers a 19th-Century Games program in which students are encouraged to try their skill at tabletop games as well as stilts, graces and running hoops.
The Genesee Country Nature Center offers five miles of themed trails that are ideal for walking and exploring. Letterboxing and outdoor nature activities are also offered as are cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months.
The John L. Wehle Gallery gives your students the chance to experience sport in a different way. It is internationally known for its collections of both American and European artworks depicting the sport of hunting and fishing.
NYS Learning Standards:
HPEFCS1: Personal Health and Fitness
HPEFCS2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
HPEFCS3: Resource Management
Wild Winter Quest (Grades K-12)
Students will explore the winter woods to look for animal tracks and signs, discover animal and plant winter survival adaptations, and the mysteries of hibernation. Program fee includes snack with hot beverage and choice of live animal show, snowshoeing trek, or outdoor winter games.
Can't make it to the museum? Let us bring our “Moveable Museum” programs to you. These learning experiences are excellent on their own or as a pre- or post-visit experience to enhance the lessons of your field trip.
Museum educators bring touchable, usable objects to your classroom in connection with standards-relevant themed programs specially designed to fit with your curriculum. Programs are designed for small class-sized groups and last 45-60 minutes.
GCVM is open 10 am-4 pm Tues.-Sun.
Closed Mondays except for May 27, Sept. 2 & Oct. 14