After-school | Earthworks


Discovery is a Life Skill



Students who participate in after school programs can reap a host of positive benefits academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. By partnering with schools and recreation programs in the Greater Rochester area, EarthWorks is able to provide enriching after-school programs.


Rooted in experiential learning, these after school programs not only break up a busy day of studying but also offer a positive impact that extends into communities, by teaching students to build bonds with nature and understand its connection to their community. By observing the pillars of an effective after school program, EarthWorks offers:


– Access to and sustained participation in the program

– Quality programming and staffing

– Strong partnerships between programs and schools, families, and community institutions


After school topics cover STEM learning, problem-solving, communication skills and more. Thanks to our exceptional Experiential Learning Guides, we’re able to customize learning for specific age groups and give students the confidence to explore the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Find your class!


After School Programs

Our unique after school nature programs challenge students to experience the wonder of nature in their own backyard, and their connection to it. After school programs may be held at schools or in green spaces around the Greater Rochester area.


Find the after school program that works best for your student!


Running Wild After School
Ages 8 – 15 | Veterans Memorial Park, Penfield

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! 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.


Fall 2018 Sessions | $80 Closed
September 17th – October 29th (no class 10/8)
Mondays 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM


Winter 2018 Session | $90 Open
November 26th – January 14th (no class 12/24, 12/31)
Mondays 3:45 – 5:45 PM (5 Spots)


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Nature Explorers After School
Ages 5 – 8 | Veterans Memorial Park, Penfieldearthworks after school nature explorers

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. 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.


Fall 2018 Sessions | $80 Closed
September 17th – October 29th (no class 10/8)
Mondays 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM


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