EarthWorks Development by Discovery | Rochester, NY

Connect with yourself,
your community, and your environment

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Our Mission


Earthworks Institute strives to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater Rochester area by providing education and mentoring programs that teach invaluable life-skills and social responsibility, while at the same time building healthy, lasting bonds between land and community.

EarthWorks

 

The Center For Youth’s EarthWorks Program offers wilderness education programs that empower youth and families to reconnect with their natural world. We aim to inspire social and environmental sustainability by building a shared responsibility and a future of greater equity.

 

 

 

The power of imagination makes us infinite, in every walk with nature one receives far more than they seek.

~John Muir

 

 

Winter 2020 Programs

 

As our local green spaces transform into a Winter wonderland, EarthWorks continues to venture into the forest to bring families and students more opportunities to engage in one-of-a-kind wilderness programs. Each activity funds larger community initiatives around urban outreach, youth development, and personal wellness. Come experience sustainability in action during the upcoming programs listed below.


                                      Running Wild Homeschool Edition

 

Students can expect gentle guidance and challenging adventures that will build self-confidence and cultivate curiosity for the natural world. Over 9 weeks, students are encouraged to form lasting bonds with each other and the natural world.

 

(Ages 6-14)

 

Veterans Memorial Park, Penfield
January 21st – March 18th (Tuesday’s 12 – 3 pm)
January 22nd-March 19th (Wednesday’s 9 am – 12 pm)

 

 

 

Registration: Begins January 2nd for Penfield residents, and January 9th for NYS residents!

Please call 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below to register!


Running Wild After School

Come explore Rochester’s Winter Wonderland with us!

 

Students will practice the basic tenets of survival: building shelter, creating fire, and locating edible food. Over 6 weeks, we will teach skills including outdoor cooking, fire safety, fire building (with friction), survival shelter creation, wild sourcing of food, knife safety, and navigation techniques.

 

(Ages 9-13)

 

Veterans Memorial Park, Penfield
February 3rd – March 16th (no class 2/17)
Mondays, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Registration: Begins January 2nd for Penfield residents, and January 9th for NYS residents!

Please call 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below to register!

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Nature Explorers After School

Come explore Rochester’s Winter with us!

 

Designed especially for young learners, Earthworks brings your student into the world where they are free to discover and feel at home in the woods. We will balance our time between purposeful work, careful observation and forest play!

 

(Ages 5-8)

Veterans Memorial Park, Penfield
February 3rd – March 16th (no class 2/17)
Mondays, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Registration: Begins January 2nd for Penfield residents, and January 9th for NYS residents!

Please call 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below to register!