Development By Discovery

 

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

~John Muir

 

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EarthWorks recognizes the bond we share with nature, and we understand the everlasting relationship that exists between children and nature. Our mission is to provide children with support and space to experience this relationship through unstructured forest play, curiosity driven exploration and wilderness skill practice. We aim to create a physically safe and emotionally supportive environment, where students develop resilience, self-confidence and an appreciation for the natural world. 

 

 

Running Wild Homeschool Edition

Come explore Rochester’s Winter with us!

 

Students can expect gentle guidance and challenging adventures that will build self-confidence and cultivate curiosity for the natural world. Over 8 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 is open; please visit www.penfieldrec.org or call 585-340-8651 to register today!

Call Joseph at 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below, type “earthworks” into search bar to register!


Running Wild

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 is open; please visit www.penfieldrec.org or call 585-340-8651 to register today!

Call Joseph at 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below, type “earthworks” into search bar to register!

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Nature Explorers

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 is open; please visit www.penfieldrec.org or call 585-340-8651 to register today!

Call Joseph at 585-465-6946 for more information!

 

Visit link below, type “earthworks” into search bar to register!