EarthWorks Institute Sustainability In Action | 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 Institute Forest 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.

 

 


 

After School Programs!

 

These after-school programs take place in green spaces around Rochester, NY. Earthworks Institute Forest Guides teach survival skills, critical thinking, and provide a welcome break from the back-to-school routine. Find an after school program near you!

 

Penfield Location
Webster Location

 


earthworks after school programs

Nature Explorers | Penfield
Mondays, 4:15 – 6pm
Ages 5-7

 

Designed especially for young learners, Earthworks Institute brings your student into the world where they are free to discover and feel at home in the woods. Learning without knowing they are even in a class, students will learn basic wilderness safety, hiking skills, natural navigation, food, hydration, shelter building & more. Our curriculum combines unique outdoor games with challenges that give children the confidence to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way.

 

Dates: September 25 – November 6, 2017
Location: Veterans Memorial Park Penfield, NY 14526
Registration Dates: 9/05/17 (Penfield Residents), 9/12/17 (Non-Penfield Residents)
Registration Fee: $60 per child

 

Nature Explorers

 

 

 

 

For more information contact info@earthworksinst.org or call 585-340-8655


earthworks after school program

Runnin’ Wild | Penfield
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 6pm
Ages 8-11

 

Students of Earthworks Institute 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! Students will learn to 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.

 

Day & Time: September 26 – November 7, 2017
Location
: Veterans Memorial Park Penfield, NY 14526
Registration Dates: 9/05/17 (Penfield Residents), 9/12/17 (Non-Penfield Residents)
Registration Fee: $60 per child

 

Runnin' Wild

 

 

 

 

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


earthworks afterschool programNature Explorers | Webster
Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm
Ages 6-10

 

Designed especially for young learners, Earthworks Institute brings your student into the world where they are free to discover and feel at home in the woods. Learning without knowing they are even in a class, students will learn basic wilderness safety, hiking skills, natural navigation, food, hydration, shelter building & more. Our curriculum combines unique outdoor games with challenges that give children the confidence to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way.

 

Dates: September 27 – November 8, 2017
Webster Location: Kent Park Shelter, 1700 Schlegel Road Webster, NY 14580
Registration Fee: $80 (Webster Residents), $85 (Non-Webster Residents)

 

earthworks afterschool program

 

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


earthworks afterschool program

Runnin’ Wild | Webster
Thursdays, 4 – 6pm
Ages 9-13

 

Students of Earthworks Institute 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! Students will learn to 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.

 

Day & Time: September 28-November 9, 2017
Webster Location: Kent Park Shelter, 1700 Schlegel Road Webster, NY 14580
Registration Fee: $80 (Webster Residents), $85 (Non-Webster Residents)

 

earthworks afterschool program

 

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