About the Author
Ken Leinbach is a nationally recognized science educator and leader in community-based environmental education. He is a certified high school teacher and has over 30 years of experience teaching and developing environmental science programs in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Virginia. He holds a biology degree from Antioch College, a master’s degree in environmental education from Prescott College, and an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Ken has had fun facilitating the grassroots effort to create and grow the Urban Ecology Center. The Center’s formula of using environmental education as a tool for inspiring urban revitalization has captured the attention of urban planners and educators across the globe.
Ken speaks on a variety of topics, including sustainable design, urban environmental education, planetary conditions of concern, finding abundance, the power of story, leadership, fundraising, green living, the practice of play, and the meaning of life based on the letter P –which he hopes soon to turn into his second book. He lives in the community in which he works and runs an Airbnb location out of his home, called the Hawks Nest, which overlooks the Milwaukee River. Because he chooses not to own a car, Ken can be seen commuting to work by bike, unicycle, or, on occasion, kayak.