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Access Nature In The City; Be A Chef For A Day

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If you can see it, you can be it. That could be the mantra for each program designed by two Open Society Institute fellows we’ll meet today. Atiyah Wells has created an urban nature center and educational programs to encourage Black and Brown families to explore more. And Monica Lapenta’s project makes elementary and middle school students a chef for a day. It requires more than following recipes and wearing a tall white hat!

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'