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.

Who We Are


Earthworks Learning Guides 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, especially urban youth, and families, 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.




Special Programs


As our 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 nature curriculum, environmental experiences, and wilderness programs. Each activity funds larger community initiatives around urban outreach, youth development, and personal wellness, so thank you for your support! Get introduced to our mission, programs, and guides during any of these upcoming programs.

earthworks forest schoolWinter Games Workshop


Exploring the world through ancient games from weasel tree, fox tails, fire in the sun, and predator-prey. Our games are designed to teach about the relationships in nature while making sure the excitement never stops. Play hard in the forest and live in the spirit of camaraderie!


Monday, December 10th 12:00 – 3:00 PM


Intro to Wilderness Survival Workshop


Be introduced to the four tenets of survival (shelter, water, fire, and food), learn how to make smart choices while in the wilderness, and discover ancient knowledge used by humans for tens of thousands of years. Participants must be seven year or older to participate.