Visitors to the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Nature Center will enjoy an approximately 1.5-mile hike called "Hiking for Inclusion," led by students with developmental disabilities in the D.R.I.V.E.(diversity, responsibility, inclusion, vision and experiential learning) program. The hike takes place on July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The hike will begin in the iconic red pine stand, snake down through a shady hemlock wood, weave along a wetland edge and lead to the 39-acre beaver pond. Along the route, hikers will have the opportunity to see narrative displays created by students in the D.R.I.V.E. program. These personal stories reflect the benefits of inclusion within special education while offering thoughtful awareness for participants. D.R.I.V.E. students will discuss their experiences and engage with hikers along the trail.

D.R.I.V.E., run by the ARC of Yates and Keuka College, is a highly individualized education program for those with developmental disabilities to continue their education after high school in a collegiate environment. The program focuses on creating a unique and age-appropriate educational experience that nurtures students' social and academic growth. Students are given access to a multitude of experiential learning opportunities through service, work-study, mentoring and internships.

Cost for individuals is $7 for pre-registration and $10 at the door, and for families, $20 pre-registration and $25 at the door. Registration includes the hike, a T-shirt and access to CNC for the day. To register: rmsc.org.