Nature Based Learning
We partner with schools and community organizations to develop and deliver nature education programming for young people, and families.
More About Our Intiatives
We organize activities that build the connection community members have with the environment and each other.
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Click below to view our event calendar. We are working on curating a calendar of community building events offered by us and our partners.
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Our programs are in their early stages of development. Pilot programs and introductory experiences are growing into sustainable initiatives with the help of donors and supporters. Please consider making a donation or getting involved.
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It feels good to be getting out and doing things to fulfill our mission of helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play through nature-based learning and community building!
The St. John Fisher College Community-Engaged Learning Program recently awarded Rochester Ecology Partners a Reciprocity Award for our work with students in Dr. Jim Bowman’s community writing course. Channing Harell, Brooklyn Kicherer, Hailey Rice, and Chloe Wu piloted survey questions and analysis for our newly launched Environmental Organization Landscape Analysis project. Their work informs how we go about building a better understanding and stronger network of the organizations creating a more just and sustainable Rochester.
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Young people laughing as they play in the park is what winter break should sound like. During the 2022 February break last week Anna Murray Douglass Academy School #12, The Center for Youth Earthworks, and Rochester Ecology Partners came together to make that possible for over fifty students grades K-8 with a four day nature discovery camp.
Rochester Area Community Foundation Grant Provides Resources to Launch Organizational Landscape Analysis Project
Rochester Area Community Foundation recently awarded Rochester Ecology Partners a $20,000 grant to launch an organizational landscape analysis project that will lead to a better understanding of environmental nonprofit organizations in the Rochester region. The...
Emil Muller Foundation Grant Will Foster A Better Understanding of Environmental Organizations in the Greater Rochester Region
Rochester Ecology Partners (REP) was recently awarded a $20,000.00 grant from the Emil Muller Foundation for a project that will lead to a better understanding of environmental nonprofit organizations in the Rochester Region. The Environmental Organization Landscape Analysis this grant supports will lead to greater alignment and collaboration between organizations and partners from other sectors. This project furthers REP’s mission of connecting all people to nature where they live, work and play by fostering relationships and developing publicly available resources for community members seeking to influence a more just and sustainable future for our community.
How do living things survive the winter? This question is at the center of a series of field studies fourth graders at the Children's School #15 are engaged in with the support of Rochester Ecology Partners. The school sits at the base of Cobbs Hill Park and...
Rochester Ecology Partners is excited to announce a new initiative that will bring students from different backgrounds together for community building beginning at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. Our Worlds Connect participants in the opening circle. The...
Almost fifty educators gathered at Durand Eastman Park for the Nature Based Learning Symposium on September 1. With waves crashing in the background, late summer temperatures in the air, and hawks soaring overhead educators in a variety of roles (classroom teacher,...
Getting outside to play is good for everyone. Julia Oakley, the Executive Director of Agape Haven of Abundance recognized that the children in the neighborhood where her non-profit is located would need opportunities to play outside and engage with nature. She reached...