EarthWorks Institute Sustainability In Action | Rochester, NY

Connect with yourself,
your community, and your environment

Check Out Our Upcoming Programs!

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.




Special Programs


EarthWorks Institute offers a range of nature workshops, enrichment opportunities, and wilderness healing programs. In anticipation of a busy new year, we are featuring spring and summer camps programs being offered in 2018. Get introduced to our mission, programs, and Forest Guides during any of these exciting activities.

intro to wilderness survival workshop

Intro to Wilderness Survival | Ages 7+


During this three-hour nature workshop, we’ll focus on sharing leave-no-trace methods of wilderness survival that have been used by humans for tens of thousands of years. With the help of our learning guides, you will learn the basics tenants of survival through various principles and techniques for shelter and fire building, water sourcing, and foraging.


Date: May 5th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lollypop Farm Fairport, NY
Cost: $20 per person


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bow making workshop

Ultimate Bow Making for Beginners | Ages 14+


Designed to put real skills in your hands and your phone in your pocket, during this weekend away EarthWorks Institute Forest Guide will teach time-honored techniques for hand carving your own wooden self-bow. At Earthworks, we teach people not only what it means to survive, but how to succeed in the real world. The only tool required is a willingness to try!


Date & Time: May 19th & 20th, Beginning 10:00AM
Location: Shimmering Light Farm Bristol, NY
Cost: $150 per student, Camping – Free,  Meals (Lunch/Snacks/Tea & Coffee) +$25.00


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