Title: Wildlife Festival at RMSC Cumming Nature Center Features Exotic Animals and Inspiring Stories
Location: 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512
Date/Time: 12pm–3pm, Sunday, October 6
Admission: Free. CNC requests donations of $3 per person and $10 per family for general public
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Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
Wildlife Festival at RMSC Cumming Nature Center Features Exotic Animals and Inspiring Stories
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC) have the opportunity to meet live, exotic animals and hear stories of hope. At Wildlife Festival, expert presenters, called Wildlife Defenders from Bridges for Brain Injury, teach about the animals and how they have helped them thrive. Wildlife Festival takes place from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday, October 6, and is open to the public. Formal presentations by Wildlife Defenders take place at 12pm and 2pm.
Among the animals at this year's festival are two North American porcupine babies and various exotic birds. Along with getting up-close with animals and the Wildlife Defenders' stories, visitors also have the opportunity to experience the expertise from wildlife rehabilitators as well as nature films in the Riedman Theater.
Wildlife Defenders are a wildlife education and conservation outreach group run by the program members of Bridges For Brain Injury, Inc. The Wildlife Defenders are fully operational, licensed and USDA-approved organization. Its members are certified to handle and house more than 37 species of exotic and native wildlife.
Admission to Wildlife Festival is free for RMSC members. A $3 per person or $10 per family donation is requested for the general public.
CNC trails are open from 9am–3:30pm, Wednesday–Friday and 9am–4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.rmsc.org for the holiday hours and directions to the CNC, or call 585.374.6160.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.