EarthWorks Institute - Sustainability In Action | Rochester, NY

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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.

Who We Are

 

Earthworks staff are comprised of highly trained and diversely practiced professionals with over 20 years of aggregate experience in the environmental and education fields. We offer programs that educate, inspire and empower people to reconnect with themselves and their world through meaningful experience. Our goal is to create social and environmental sustainability in Rochester by building a shared responsibility for stewardship and a future of greater equity.

 

 


 

Weeks of Wild Summer Camp!

 

These survival-themed day camps take place throughout Rochester, NY.  These camps are open to the public and provide opportunities for students ages 4-15.

 

Weird Nature Camp
July 24 – 28
Ages 4-7

 

Ecological relationships exist between all living things and this program will highlight just how interdependent everything truly is. We will explore the common and “weird” connections that exist in nature and ecology including zombie snails, glow in the dark fungus, the relationship between acid rain and ovenbird eggshells, and much more. Prepare to see nature in a new light as we pluck the web in one place and feel the vibration throughout.

 

Location: 1700 Schlegel Road Webster, NY 14580
Hours: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Registration Fee: $255 per child*

 

Click here to register

*Send scholarship inquiries to info@earthworks.org

Save 15% when registering for multiple programs

For more information contact info@earthworks.org or call 585-861-8127


Runnin WildRunnin’ Wild Camp
July 10 – 14
Ages 8-15

 

A unique survival skills day camp program, “Runnin’ Wild” challenges kids to think beyond the everyday. Campers will master the four tenets of survival: shelter, water, fire, and food. Specific skills include outdoor cooking and safety, fire building (with friction), survival shelter building, wild sourcing of food and medicine, knife safety, and wildcrafting! Based on “Leave No Trace” ethics, our activities give children the confidence to explore the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. In a “survival setting,” Runnin’ Wild campers think independently before reacting and make smart choices while being challenged. They also focus on developing life skills such as patience, respect, resiliency, and teamwork.

 

Location: 1700 Schlegel Road Webster, NY 14580
Hours: 8:30AM – 2:30PM
Registration Fee: FULL*

 

For more information contact info@earthworks.org or call 585-861-8127


Runnin’ Wild Camp
June 19 – August 4
Ages 8-15

 

A unique survival skills day camp program, “Runnin’ Wild” challenges kids to think beyond the everyday. Three hundred years ago, upstate New York was much wilder: no roads or tap water, no electricity or fuel, no grocery stores, pharmacies or hospitals. Could you have survived? Join this outdoor survival summer program to test your outdoor skills and find out!

 

Campers will master the four tenets of survival: shelter, water, fire, and food. Specific skills include outdoor cooking and safety, fire building (with friction), survival shelter building, wild sourcing of food and medicine, knife safety, and wildcrafting!

 

Based on “Leave No Trace” ethics, our activities give children the confidence to explore the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. In a “survival setting,” Runnin’ Wild campers think independently before reacting and make smart choices while being challenged. They also focus on developing life skills such as patience, respect, resilience, and teamwork.

 

Location: Allendale Columbia School

Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Registration Fee: FULL

 

For more information contact info@earthworks.org or call 585-861-8127


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Earthworks Receives $34,000 for Programs and Scholarships from New York State

 

Earthworks Press Conference

 

ROCHESTER, NY— August 2016 — Earthworks has received contributions from Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Senator Rich Funke, and Senator Joseph Robach in support of their school programs and community youth programs. A portion of the funds went directly to scholarships for Center for Youth students to attend Earthworks’ week-long summer camp. The remainder of the funds will go to support Earthworks’ ongoing youth programs. Earthworks Institute thanks these gentlemen for the support of their mission to impact the lives of Rochester’s youth.

 



Earthworks Film Chosen for Fast Forward Film Festival

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ROCHESTER, NY– April 1st, 2016– A film detailing the ways that Earthworks inspires through nature education in the Rochester community was chosen to be shown in this year’s Fast Forward Film Festival. Screenings were held Thursday, April 21st at 7pm at The Little Theatre and Saturday, April 23rd at 6pm at the George Eastman Museum.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fast Forward Film Festival website.

 


 

Congratulations to All of Our Amazing Graduate of

 Our Inaugural Students, Science and Civic Engagement Program (Spring 2016)

 

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Students from Rochester’s East High School and World of Inquiry School bring a whole new meaning to student research at SUNY ESF’s Environmental Summit

 

 

ROCHESTER, NY—June 17, 2016 — Students at East High and World of Inquiry had amazing success with  Earthworks SSCE program and their research projects which, they presented at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)  on Thursday  June 2nd.  Along with over a hundred of their peers from four other schools in New York, our students gave presentations to a body of professors, mentors, teachers and parents, discussing the scientific method and the importance for research  topics such as pollution in the Genesee River, Correlations between Green Spaces and Reduction in Crime and how educational initiatives can Reduce Littering or Unsustainable Public Use of Old Growth Forests.  In addition to receiving four college credits for passing the course, students received recruitment interests from SUNY Brockport, SUNY ESF and the Rochester Institute of Technology.   We are VERY proud of their work and want to make sure the world knows how talented Rochester City School Students truly are!

 


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