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Roots 2014


High school students participate in a semester-long ecological restoration and management project in Central Park’s woodlands, including maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings.

Fulfills community service requirements. Acceptance is through a competitive application process. Grades 9-12.

October – November: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: June 9
Application Deadline: September 15

March – May: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: December 8
Application Deadline: January 31

April – May: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Application Available: January 12
Application Deadline: February 28


For more information or to receive an application, email youth@centralparknyc.org.

Generous funding for ROOTS and Summer Internships is provided by The Pinkerton Foundation. All Youth Education & Service Programs are made possible in part by The Barker Welfare Foundation; The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.; and the William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber.