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.
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.
"This stuff is so powerful, this isn't just survival, it's about how to take on life."
- Student at 3-Day Wilderness Workshop
"Have you ever seen the Avatar cartoon? I haven't, but I know there are "firebenders". Instructor Cray is a Firebender" - RIT student
“It’s about a greater understanding of human impact and how everything fits together – rethinking how the world works" - Monica, New Visions High School Senior
Jedi Camp July 17 – 21 Ages 11-15
Learn the ways of the forest so it may ever be in your favor. Press the edges of your awareness, through wilderness skills and activities, puzzles and obstacles that challenge your mind and body. With the guidance of Jedi-Masters and using the time-honored skills of our ancestors you will seek and hone your special skill. Before the week is over, young Jedi’s will apply their training for a secret mission from the Council, and learn the true power of a forest awakened!
Location: State Road Elementary School – 1401 State Road, Webster, NY 14580 Hours: 8:30AM – 2:30PM Registration Fee: $250 per child *some scholarships available upon request*
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