Former Staff and Students
Program Coordinator - Citizen Science & Schoolyard Gardens (Former)
Sarah Weaver believes that informed and empowered kids can make an incredible impact on our environment and our future (ask about her salmon story). Sarah is truly grateful to work with the Monarch Lab because she gets to support teachers and students getting outside to discover, learn, conserve and experience nature.
She graduated from Hamline University (1999) and completed her master’s degree at the University of Minnesota (2010). Her research focused on a pesticide called permethrin and its impact on monarch butterfly growth and survival. In the classroom Sarah enjoyed 7 years teaching at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School in the St. Paul Public School District. She spent 5 and a half years as a program coordinator with the Monarch Lab, reaching hundreds of teachers and thousands of students in doing citizen science and monarch education. Sarah is currently the Director of the Como Planetarium in St. Paul Public Schools. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and teaching dance (ballet, modern and Irish).