Our Work

Rochester Ecology Partners improve community connectedness through the power of nature. Our organization works to improve individual, community, and environmental well-being and contributes to an educational system that connects people in our city to nature, the places they live, and each other. 
Neighborhood Nature Progam

Youth Education

We partner with schools and community organizations to develop and deliver nature education programming for youth in and out of their neighborhoods.


Community Building

We organize activities that build the connection community members have with the environment and each other.


Network Cultivation

Through a variety of activities we create opportunities for people and organizations to build stronger networks and infrastructure around the cultivation of a just and sustainable community.

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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.

Our Worlds Connect

Rochester Ecology Partners is excited to announce a new initiative that will bring students from different backgrounds together for community building beginning at the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. Our Worlds Connect participants in the opening circle. The...

Nature Based Learning Symposium Summary

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,...