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Year: 2023

Citation: In 1960, Julia DeCamp Hobart, a member of The Garden Club of Dayton, Zone X, conceived of and founded the Overfield Nursery School in Troy, Ohio, with 12 young children. Today, there are just over 100 children from 18 months to third grade enrolled in The Overfield School, which places environmental education and a nature-based curriculum at the center of its approach to educating young children. Convinced of the value of experiential education, she is a powerful advocate for children experiencing nature every day.  In her 90s, Julia is still actively involved on almost a daily basis.