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Year: 2023


Melissa Logan teaches environmental science to mainly Latino and African American students in an elementary school located in the lowest income area of Plainfield, New Jersey. 

Ms. Logan, a bi-lingual teacher for two decades, introduces students to nature through both classroom curriculum and field trips to Plainfield’s Olmsted-planned Shakespeare Garden.  Ms. Logan secured funding from Plainfield Garden Club for her students to attend Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Hands-to-Nature program which teaches about our ecosystem and the crucial importance of nature.