About EarthWorks Institute | Mission, Programs, & Community Impact




At EarthWorks, formerly “EarthWorks Institute”, our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater Rochester area through educational and mentoring programs that teach valuable life-skills and social responsibility. We make this happen by partnering with the Greater Rochester community to develop programs that build healthy, lasting, bonds between land and community.








EarthWorks programs are led by our guides and are comprised of highly trained, diversely practiced professionals, with over 20 years of experience in developing environmental and educational programs. We educate, inspire, and empower people to reconnect with themselves and their world through meaningful experience. Above all else, our goal is to create social and environmental sustainability in the Greater Rochester Region by building a shared responsibility for local stewardship and a future of greater equity.


Family Programming
We inspire healing and personal growth through nature immersion and mentoring programs.

–  Individuals can supplement treatment with wilderness healing

–  Community leaders can provide unique recreation programs

–  Groups can register for group workshops


Extended Enrichment
Partnering with educators, we develop hands-on curriculum for STEM learning and educational enrichment. Programs are crafted to suit the administrators to sustain an impact in their communities.


Outdoor Experience
Our expert team of environmental science, forestry, and education experts are at the heart of what we do. They facilitate safe, nature-based programs to develop skills and experiences that connect individuals with their world.


Learn more about our unique programs including:


Summer Camp

Forest School


Nature Workshops



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