Nature Workshops | Earthworks

Nature Workshops

Into the Wild

 

 

EarthWorks workshops will empower individuals to seek vision, experience, and develop a deeper sense of self. Our guides offer ancient wisdom and the secrets of ecology passed down through generations. Our nature workshops offer skills and experience to:

 

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Find nature workshops for your ideal group size:

 

5-8 people
5-12 people
5-15 people

 

Nature Workshops


Our Nature workshops inspire groups and individuals to experience the natural world with curiosity and determination. Our workshops are held at wilderness locations near the Greater Rochester Area.

 

Start your own group for any of our wild nature workshops!

 

Intro to Wilderness Survival | Fairport, NY
Group Size 5 – 8, $20/person 

 

wilderness survival workshop

During this 3 hour nature workshop, you’ll learn ancient methods used by humans for tens of thousands of years. Our guides will teach you the basics of:

 

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–     Carving primitive tools

–     Primitive fire methods

–     Shelter building

–     Aidless Navigation

 

 

 

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least seven years of age to participate.

 

intro to wilderness survival

Fire-bending: Intro to Traditional Fire Making
Group Size 5 – 8, $20/person 

 

wilderness survival workshop

This class will teach students all of the basic knowledge of carving and fire building necessary to make a fire with their bare hands. EarthWorks Guides will use time-honored techniques and materials collected from the natural world to:

 

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–     Create warmth

–     Carve primitive tools

–     Teach flint/steel & friction fire methods

–     Practice fire safety

 

 

 

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least seven years of age to participate.

 

intro to traditional fire building

 

Forest Foraging & Cooking | Webster, NY
Group Size 5 – 8, $25/person  (Seasonal May 15th – October 15th)

 

foraging and cooking workshop

During this 3 hour nature workshop, you’ll learn gathering and foraging techniques. Join our guides for a delicious and unique experience where you’ll have the chance to:

 

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–     Gather wild edibles

–     Learn about plant nutrition

–     Practice seasonal foraging

–     Identify edible vs non-edible

 

 

 

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least nine years of age to participate.

 

forest cooking and foraging

 

Tracking & Nature Awareness | Rochester, NY
Group Size 5 – 15, $10/person 

 

tracking workshop

During this 2 hour nature workshop, you’ll learn the time-honored techniques of basic tracking and stalking from our guides. Join our guides as we focus on primal awareness and learn the basics of:

                           

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–     Natural camouflage

–     Wilderness awareness

–     Silence & Stalking

 

 

 

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least seven years of age to participate.

 

tracking and nature awareness

 

Guided Nature Walk | Rochester, NY
Group Size 5 – 15, $10/person 

 

During this 2 hour nature workshop, your group will discover the joys of nature. Our guides will teach you the basics of:

 

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Balance of nature

–     Plants & Animals

–     Sensory awareness

–     Forest Games

 

 

 

 

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least four years of age to participate.

 

guided nature walk

 

Forest Games | Rochester, NY
Group Size 5 – 15, $10/person 

 

In this program, we will explore the world through ancient games. From a primitive game of weasel tree to the exhilarating non-stop running games of Fox Tails, Fire in the Sun, Predator-Prey, Capture the Flag and on!

 

Our games are designed to teach the relationships in nature while making sure the excitement never stops. Play hard in the forest and live in the spirit of camaraderie!

 

You can expect a few challenges because this class will take place entirely outdoors. Participants must be at least six years of age to participate.

 

guided nature walk

 

Micro-Nature | Rochester, NY
Group Size 5 – 8, $25/person 

 

During this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of using a microscope to examine the tiny world of nature at a micro level. Discover the intricacy of pond water, butterfly wings, feathers, moss and more.

 

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–     Examine a drops of water for “tiny animals”

–     Learn microscope basics

–     Explore the structure of plants and fungi

–     Drive your own discovery on a micro-level

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about basic biology principles like classification, cell theory, ecology, and identification techniques. Participants must be at least ten years old to participate, and able to provide their own microscopes.

 

guided nature walk