Students in the botanical garden

More than 20 high-school students participate in the Mosholu Preservation Corporation summer youth employment program in the Bronx, New York City. While they devote most of their time to tree stewardship and maintaining public parks, they also participate in a number of other learning activities. For example, students participate in a course on tree identification and pruning, and canoeing with the Bronx River Alliance. Today the students visited the New York Botanical Garden to see good examples of greening and landscaping. Jennifer Beaugrand, who organizes this summer program with student mentors, hopes that young people will learn some ideas about plants and landscapes in the NYBG and implement these ideas in their own communities.

Students near a Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Observing a riverbank restoration project near the Bronx River

At the Rockefeller Rose Garden

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