Located in southwest Jefferson County, Medora Elementary is a neighborhood school with a very enthusiastic science teacher that appreciates the value of trees from the esoteric aspects to their use as teaching tools. We were amazed that Justin Moreschi actually requested a female ginkgo tree to be able to use for science studies. And we found him one! The physical education teacher, Phil Evans utilizes the more than ½ mile walking track daily for his classes.
The planting of more than 80 trees in December 2015 will help shade that track, and will provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary study, in addition to the environmental and aesthetic improvements to the school grounds that trees provide.
On Friday, January 15th, a press conference was held at Medora with Mayor Greg Fischer in attendance, and students helped to plant a Swamp White Oak on the school grounds.
Video courtesy of JCPS