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July 12, 2012

DENVER ZOO HIRES NEW HEAD EDUCATOR

Dana Murphy to Serve as Zoo's Vice President for Education & Volunteer Services

Denver Zoo is pleased to announce the hiring of Dana Murphy as the new Vice President for Education & Volunteer Services. Murphy joins the zoo with more than 25 years experience in the field of science education, with a focus on conservation education.

"Dana has a keen understanding of teens, youth development and educational programming for all ages," says Denver Zoo President/CEO Craig Piper. "We are thrilled she has joined our team and look forward to her implementation of exciting, diverse educational programs for both children and adults." 

Murphy brings a great background in developing and leading education programs and also has experience working with a wide range of volunteers. After several years as a classroom science teacher, Dana joined the education team at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and held increasing positions of responsibility during her tenure, ultimately as the Manager of Conservation Leadership. Most recently she served as the Director of Education and Outreach for Friends of the Chicago River, a non-profit, environmental organization committed to revitalizing the Chicago River.

At Denver Zoo, Murphy will advance the mission of Denver Zoo by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a variety of educational programs and projects, both on zoo grounds and in the community. She will also provide leadership to the zoo's more than 600 volunteers.

Murphy has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration on Science Education. 

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