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

Nature Based Learning

We partner with schools and community organizations to develop and deliver nature education programming for young people, and families.


Community Building

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


Your Donation Will Help Us Grow

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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Loretta Hauslauer is Our New NBL Educator

Rochester Ecology Partners is pleased to introduce Loretta Hauslauer as our newest Nature-based Learning Educator.“Nature allows me to see myself as a part of something much bigger than me; something that is complex and interconnected with the community that I live...

Is this correct? Have we really done this much?

The families that gather around the campfire for s’mores and hot cocoa with us are forming relationships that lead to stronger neighborhoods.

The children who find joy in spending a day outside with us are making connections that will serve us all well.

The neighbors and friends who contribute their time, talents, and treasure to facilitate the growth of Rochester Ecology Partners’ nature-based learning and community-building efforts are fostering the growth of the idea that we can accomplish more as partners.

As we enter this season of abundant appreciation and generosity Giving Tuesday creates an opportunity to share our gratitude and ask for your help.

Isn’t this a great photo?

You can vote for this photo and help us win a contest that will make it possible for us to offer a young person (or more!) the opportunity to sled, build snowmen or just smile with some snow on their face this winter. Thanks to Evan Lowenstein for catching this...

Hiring Assistant Educators

Rochester Ecology Partners is seeking Assistant Educators for our Neighborhood Nature Enrichment program on Fridays from 12:15 to 3:15 at Genesee Community Charter School’s Flour City Campus. We are looking to hire 2 individuals that are enthusiastic about engaging young children in nature based learning.

Dandelion Season Newsletter – June 2023

Hello, Our recent Friendraiser picnic was a reminder of why we do what we do. Our community is fortunate to have extraordinary natural gifts and Lake Ontario Beach Park is one of them. It is the perfect place to find nature together. From making kites out of recycled...