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.

 

 


 

Winter & Spring 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 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.


Homeschool Winter Running Wild

 

 

EarthWorks guides students through outdoor adventures in survival, cultivates their curiosity for science, and encourages them to build bonds with nature and one another.

(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 begin January 2nd for Penfield residents and opens January 9th for others!

 


Running Wild After School

Come explore Rochester’s Winter Wonderland with us!

 

Students of Earthworks 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 wild-crafting!

(Ages 9-13)

 

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

 

Registration begin January 2nd for Penfield residents and opens January 9th for others!

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Nature Explorers After School

Come explore the beauty of 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 begin January 2nd for Penfield residents and opens January 9th for others!