Kristen is the Education Program Manager for the Will Steger Foundation, an environmental education nonprofit educating, inspiring and empowering individuals to engage in climate solutions. Kristen’s past work experience includes teaching Pre-K through graduate students and training formal and informal educators in environmental education and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math); grant writing; youth development; and curriculum development. Kristen has led STEM focused youth groups and professional development for informal educators at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center and Learning Technologies Center, and taught environmental and climate education focused courses at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota. Kristen spent many years as a naturalist including at the International Wolf Center, and at a residential environmental education program in Cordoba, Argentina. Kristen’s formal education includes a MEd in environmental education, and a MS in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota. Kristen loves spending time outside, especially “up North” with her husband, two children and their chocolate lab.
Hi Kristen! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. Your program sounds really wonderful. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network will probably interest you, among others. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. Hope to see you here again soon. Cheers!