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Lis Young-Isebrand

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Lis Young-Isebrand

Elisabeth Young-Isebrand graduated from Macalester College in 1989 with a major in biology. She taught high school biology, chemistry, AP biology and environmental biology for seven years at Minneapolis Washburn High School. She left Minneapolis Washburn in 1999 to raise her son, work part-time in environmental education and finish her Masters degree.

Elisabeth began working with Dr. Karen Oberhauser at Monarchs in the Classroom (MITC) as program coordinator in 2001. Working with Dr. Oberhauser exposed her to the powerful impact monarchs have on motivating students to ask questions and learn.

In the spring of 2005, she began her position as community program specialist for a new initiative called Schoolyard Ecology Explorations. She was interested in the ways students can learn science and other topics by studying the plants and animals in their schoolyard. She completed her M.Ed. in environmental education at the University of Minnesota in 2005.


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