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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.

Summer Camps

 

Student day program

 

Week 1: July 25th-29th
Week 2: August 1st-5th

 

We now have weekly kids summer program opportunities available!

 


 

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.

 

 

 


Upcoming Programs

     
Runnin' Wild Day Camp -Week 1

Runnin' Wild Day Camp -Week 1


Allendale Columbia (Playing Fields), Rochester New York

July 25th - July 29th     9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us as we team up with Allendale Columbia School to bring your young coyotes a unique survival skills day camp program. “Runnin’ Wild” challenges kids to think beyond the every day. Three hundred years ago, upstate New York was much wilder: no roads or tap water, no electricity or fuel, no grocery stores, pharmacies or hospitals. Could you have survived? Join this outdoor survival summer program to test your outdoor skills and find out!...

Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Ecology

Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Ecology


July 26th     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this outdoor workshop, learn the ancient wisdom and secrets of ecology passed down through generations by the indigenous peoples of our land. Their stories help us bridge the understanding between people and the natural world- unifying humans, plants and all that lives within the greater cycle of coming and going. We will journey through nature, listening to Native tales of wisdom to understand their meaning in the natural world. This experience will be supplemented by lessons about plants, animals and ancient survival....

Advanced Wilderness Survival

Advanced Wilderness Survival


July 28th     5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you think you know the basics by now, then this advanced wilderness survival workshop is for you. This class will build on the basic survival sequence: shelter, fire, water, food and move beyond into tracking, wildcrafting, natural navigation and tool use. In this class we will test your knowledge of how to keep warm in the cold and snow, where to look for food and maybe even challenge you to find your way home....


Take a Look!


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!

 


 

Earthworks Institute Receives $40,000 for STEM Education & Scholarship Programs

Two Foundations Fund Earthworks Major Education Initiative to Enhance College and Career Readiness in Rochester City Schools

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ROCHESTER, NY—October 7th, 2015 — As Earthworks Institute approaches its one-year anniversary as a not-for-profit organization, officials announce today is has received its first major grants with a $30,000 in support from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation  and $10,000 from the John F. Wegman Fund.


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