Mark Goldner teaches 7th and 8th grade science at the Heath K-8 Elementary School in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has been teaching middle and high school science for the past 19 years. In his classes, Mr. Goldner stresses the importance of developing a strong and positive relationship with the natural world, and that the best way to learn science is by doing real scientific investigations. Outside the classroom, Mr. Goldner enjoys spending time hiking, swimming, biking, and sailing with his wife and two kids, and on weekends and in the summer, he can often be found on the coast of Maine. Along with his outdoor adventures, Mr. Goldner plays the trumpet and loves jazz.