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Murray Middle School works to put outdoor classroom to good use

Posted on 09 June 2015 by Calvin

Murray 3Murray Middle School continues to develop its ability to use the local College Park space for an outdoor classroom. The staff will get special professional development on how to use the space as an effective classroom this coming fall, but for now, students are stepping up to make the park a better representation of the different biomes represented in Minnesota. Environmental Education students removed an invasive species—buckthorn–from parts of the park, and planted dogwoods and oak trees in their place. Jon Shumacher stopped by to say hello to the students as they took a short break.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe staff is also very excited about Murray 8th grade student Phillip Chervenak’s Eagle Scout Project. He, with the help of several Murray students and the boys in his troop, made 15 Leopold benches for the students to use during lessons in the outdoor classroom.

Recently, Murray Magnet Science II students conducted an insect survey to compare with data from several earlier years.


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