An environmentalist at heart, Mr. Murray has worked as a zookeeper on two continents. His science background gives him a particular passion for the natural world and teaching others to make responsible choices with the earth’s resources.
I love having the students research the energy resources that go into their food. They trace all the energy inputs and outputs through the processing and evaluate how much water, land, fuel, time, miles, etc. their food travel from farm to plate.
The Learning and the Brain Conference on the Science of Innovation helped me understand how students grow through creative endeavors. I teach my students with this in mind and it helps me maximize their brains during challenging learning.
Feels Rewarded When …
Students learn something new and share it with their families.
Science Fact of the Day
Your snot has bacteria that helps combat tooth decay.
Best Childhood Memory
Playing on my grandparent's farm.
Visit all the continents and spend time with the people.
Joined Graland in ...
Also Known As ...
Sustainability Coordinator, Trip Leader, Service Learning Coordinator for Grade 6
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.