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Forest School

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EarthWorks Forest School understands the bond created when children explore the natural world.  Our mission is to promote discovery through hands-on learning and wilderness skill development. With nature as our guide, students will interact with nature and develop stronger resiliency, creativity and awareness.  Our classes are focused on fostering a sense of shared responsibility, playful curiosity and careful observation. We believe in allowing students to develop a broader understanding of nature that deepens their sense of self.

 

 

  EWI Site IconAmerican Forest Foundation: Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood

 

EWI Site Icon The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Project WILD & Aquatic

 

EWI Site IconForest School For All: Cool & Warm Weather 12 week Curriculum

 

 

Earthworks site iconOur Experiential Learning Guides will inspire students to confidently explore the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Find your class!

 

 

Ages 9-15
Ages 5-8
Ages 6-14

 

Forest Programs

 

Our 6 to 12 week semesters encourage students’ physical, intellectual, and social development through discovery. With nature as our classroom, students will be inspired to explore, interact and connect with the natural world.

 

Choose one of these forest school programs to enhance your student’s learning:

 

Fall Running Wild | Location Veteran’s Memorial Park Penfield

 

Click to begin Running Wild

 

Fall 2019: (Monday’s 4:00-6:00 pm: Ages 9-15)

 

EWI Site IconSession 1: September 23rd-November 4th

 

EWI Site IconSession 2: November 18th-December 23rd

 

  Expect your child to learn about

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 Shelter & fire building

 

  Identification of flora and faunaEWI Site Icon

 

  EWI Site IconEdible & Medicinal Plants

 

  EWI Site IconNatural navigation

EarthWorks learning guides encourage students to practice:

 

EWI Site IconNatural immersion

 

EWI Site IconSensory awareness

 

EWI Site IconTeamwork

 

EWI Site IconPurposeful exploration

Running Wild is designed to inspire ancient understanding of the natural world combined with unique instruction on the time-honored techniques of wilderness living.



Fall Nature Explorers | Location Veteran’s Memorial Park Penfield

 

Registration Link: Nature ExplorersHome School

 

Fall 2019 Monday’s: (4:00 pm-6:00 pm: Ages 5-8)

 

EWI Site IconSession 1: September 23rd-November 4th

 

EWI Site IconSession 2: November 18th-December 23rd

 

Expect your child to learn about:

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Wilderness safetyearthworks after school

 

Survival skills & practiceEWI Site Icon

 

EWI Site IconNatural navigation

 

EarthWorks Learning Guides encourage students to practice:

 


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Leave-no-trace ethics


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Natural curiosity


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Hands-on activities


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Deep connections to nature

Earthworks site iconNature Explorers allows children to discover the outdoors in a safe and meaningful way. Our goal is to activate each child’s curiosity and love for learning while fostering personal growth, social responsibility, and bonds that last a lifetime.


Fall Running Wild | Location Veteran’s Memorial Park Penfield

 

Click to begin: Running Wild Tuesday

Click to begin: Running Wild Wednesday

 

Fall 2019: Tuesday’s (12:00 pm-3:00 pm: Ages 6-14)

 

Fall 2019 Wednesday’s (9:00 am-12 pm: Ages 6-14)

 

EWI Site IconTuesday’s Session 1: September 24th-November 19th

 

EWI Site IconWednesday’s Session 1: September 25th- November 20th

 

 

Expect your child to learn about:

EWI Site IconWilderness safety

 

EWI Site IconSurvival skills

 

EWI Site IconWild sourcing

 

 

EarthWorks learning guides encourage students to practice:

 


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AutonomyShelter building

 

EWI Site IconCuriosity-driven exploration

 

EWI Site IconResilience

 

EWI Site IconAwareness

Earthworks site iconRunning Wild is designed to inspire ancient understanding of the natural world combined with unique instruction on the time-honored techniques of wilderness living.