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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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.

NextGen Rochester Grant Awarded for Youth Nature Programming

NextGen Rochester recently awarded Rochester Ecology Partners a $3000 grant to launch our Neighborhood Nature: Wild Winter Adventure program with youth from Agape Haven of Abundance. Rochester Ecology Partners will take 20-30 youth from Agape Haven of Abundance on 3 adventures around Rochester, exploring an urban, suburban, and rural wild place for Neighborhood Nature: Wild Winter Adventures.

Nature and Health Outcomes for Children Grant

We are excited to announce that Rochester Ecology Partners (REP) was awarded a $5,000 grant the Browncroft Pediatric Research Foundation to coalesce the science behind the benefits of nature-based learning with the health and wellness of Rochester’s children. In addition, REP will leverage this grant to develop a tool to assess the impact of our programs on health and social/emotional wellbeing of participants. This project will help bring forward the ultimate benefits found from REP’s educational programming and mission to connect all people to nature where they live, work, and play.