The Wild Center

Log Number: MA-249552-OMS-21

The Wild Center will implement “Natural Connections: Lifelong Learning through Inclusive Digital Engagement,” a program to provide opportunities for experiences in nature that promote nature as a benefit to mental health and social-emotional wellbeing. The museum plans to convene an Advisory Committee comprising representatives of NY State Boards of Cooperative Education, local school districts, the Rochester Museum of Science, and community members to develop content for grades 3-6, based on the current needs of the region’s rural school districts. They also will organize virtual field trips and develop new virtual school programming that integrates citizen science and highlights the museum’s 115-acre campus, exhibits, and native live animal collection.