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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 staff 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 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.

 

 

 


 

Now offering programs for little ones!

 

Home School classes for Ages 4-7 and 8-14

Family classes for all ages 3+

 

Sensory Walk / A Bug’s Eye View / Weird Nature / Getting Ready/ Changes All Around Us

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Programs

     
Sensory Walk (Ages 3-7)

Sensory Walk (Ages 3-7)


Tryon Park, Rochester NY

September 19th     9:30 am - 11:30 am

Reconnecting with yourself is just as important as reconnecting with nature. What’s better? Experiencing both at once. Join us for a sensory walk complete with periods of deep breathing and sensory experiences: feeling the warm sun and cool breeze, smelling the fresh flora, listening for the smallest rustling of other living creatures. The program is sure to increase your natural awareness and renew your soul. This program is great for the whole family and young...

A Bug's-Eye View (Ages 3-7)

A Bug's-Eye View (Ages 3-7)


Washington Grove Park, Rochester

September 21st     12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What does the world look like to an arthropod? What looks like a cozy home, and what looks like a danger zone? Spend some time looking at the world from a different angle, use a magnifying lens to see the world from a bug's point of view, and observe the insects, arachnids and myriapods that share the earth with us.

Weird Nature (Ages 5-8)

Weird Nature (Ages 5-8)


September 24th     10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ecological relationships exist between all living things and this program will highlight just how interdependent everything truly is. We will explore the common and “weird” connections that exist in nature and ecology including zombie snails, glow in the dark fungus, the relationship between acid rain and ovenbird eggshells, and much more. Prepare to see nature in a new light as we pluck the web in one place and feel the vibration throughout. Location TBD


Take a Look!

Earthworks Receives $34,000 for Programs and Scholarships from New York State

 
 
Earthworks Press Conference
  

ROCHESTER, NY— August 2016 — Earthworks has received contributions from Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Senator Rich Funke, and Senator Joseph Robach in support of their school programs and community youth programs. A portion of the funds went directly to scholarships for Center for Youth students to attend Earthwork’s week-long summer camp. The remainder of the funds will go to support Earthworks’ ongoing youth programs. Earthworks wants to thank these gentleman for the support of their mission to impact the lives of Rochester’s youth.

 



Earthworks Film Chosen for Fast Forward Film Festival

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ROCHESTER, NY– April 1st, 2016– A film detailing the ways that Earthworks inspires through nature education in the Rochester community was chosen to be shown in this year’s Fast Forward Film Festival. Screenings were held Thursday, April 21st at 7pm at The Little Theatre and Saturday, April 23rd at 6pm at the George Eastman Museum. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fast Forward Film Festival website.

 


 

Congratulations to All of Our Amazing Graduate of

 Our Inaugural Students, Science and Civic Engagement Program (Spring 2016)

 

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Students from Rochester’s East High School and World of Inquiry School bring a whole new meaning to student research at SUNY ESF’s Environmental Summit

 

 

ROCHESTER, NY—June 17, 2016 — Students at East High and World of Inquiry had amazing success with  Earthworks SSCE program and their research projects which, they presented at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF)  on Thursday  June 2nd.  Along with over a hundred of their peers from four other schools in New York, our students gave presentations to a body of professors, mentors, teachers and parents, discussing the scientific method and the importance for research  topics such as pollution in the Genesee River, Correlations between Green Spaces and Reduction in Crime and how educational initiatives can Reduce Littering or Unsustainable Public Use of Old Growth Forests.  In addition to receiving four college credits for passing the course, students received recruitment interests from SUNY Brockport, SUNY ESF and the Rochester Institute of Technology.   We are VERY proud of their work and want to make sure the world knows how talented Rochester City School Students truly are!

 
 


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