C. Edwin Murray Prairie Dedication Is Saturday
Prairie is next to Brittany Woods Middle School
The School District of University City and the Green Center will dedicate the Brittany Woods C. Edwin Murray Prairie in honor of the late Ed Murray on Saturday.
The event will be at 1 p.m. at the Outdoor Classroom Prairie Space west of Brittany Woods Middle School.
In the 1970s, the space occupied by the prairie was a barren field. Science teacher Edwin "Ed" Murray recommended the space be transformed to a place of learning for students.
Through the support of Washington University and partnership with the Green Center, the prairie became a teaching tool that showcases native plants and attracts wildlife.
Murray lived most of his life in University City and was a student at Pershing Elementary, Ward Junior High School and University City High School. He taught at Brittany Woods Middle School for 28 years.
The University City School Board passed a resolution to name the prairie for Murray in March.