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Park is Open 7 Days a Week | 6AM - 1AM
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Pier 28AM - 11PM* Pier 56AM - 11PM* Education Center3-5PM (THU/FRI), 1-5PM (SAT) Pier 6 Volleyball Courts6AM - 11PM Playgroundssunrise-sunset

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Teen Programs

Interested in the environment? Love being outdoors? Want to give back to your community? Check out our seasonal after school TIDES program!

TIDES (Teens Interested In and Dedicated to Environmental Stewardship) is Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy’s premiere after school program for teens! Join fellow teens from across the city as you complete weekly community service projects that focus on ecology, conservation, and sustainability in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. TIDES is perfect for teens who have an existing or budding interest in the environment, are looking to learn new skills and enjoy being outdoors. No experience in stewardship or environmental projects is needed to apply! Applications are open to students age 14+ currently enrolled in high school.

TIDES doesn’t end with after school! Teens that successfully complete the after school program are eligible to continue their work with Brooklyn Bridge Park by applying for the TIDES Apprenticeship, a teen leadership program that directly supports environmental education and public programs in the park. Juniors and Seniors (rising and current) who successfully complete both the after school and apprenticeship programs are eligible to apply for the paid (minimum wage), six month TIDES Internship, where they’ll gain valuable work experience and mentorship in the field of environmental education and stewardship.

Find out more by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions below.


TIDES sessions run in the spring and fall:

  • SPRING 2024: Applications now closed.
  • FALL 2024: Check back for details. Sign up for the Brooklyn Bridge Park newsletter, where we will announce when applications open.
Apply Now for Spring 2024!
Teens sitting looking at handouts.

© Alexa Hoyer

© Alexa Hoyer
Teens cleaning up trash along the rocks by the Pier 1 Salt Marsh.
© Alexa Hoyer
Teens in waders looking at a seine net on the beach on a sunny day.

© Percy Holmes

Teens sitting on rocks taking notes on a sunny day.

© Paula Berg

Teens looking at marine life in a bucket on a sunny day.

© Alexa Hoyer

Seine fishing in the TIDES Teen Program
Teenagers birdwatching on a tree-lined path.

© Alexa Hoyer

Teens Interested in & Dedicated to Environmental Stewardship (TIDES)


Who can apply for TIDES?

What is the time commitment for TIDES?

Does TIDES take place if the weather is bad?

Does TIDES cost anything?

Does TIDES provide community service hours?

When do applications open and close for TIDES?

What does the application timeline look like?

TIDES – How do I find out about future opportunities to apply to TIDES?

Can I apply for TIDES if I am a teen in middle school?

Can I apply for the TIDES program if I am 13 years old?

Can I apply for TIDES if I have already graduated high school?

How do I apply to be a TIDES apprentice and/or intern?

I have more questions. Who can I reach out to?


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