Andy Milbauer received a BS in Zoology and a BS in Biological Aspects of Conservation from University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also earned an M. Ed from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He began teaching in 1999. His teaching experience includes outdoor classrooms including tall ships along the East Coast as well as traditional classrooms. He understands the complexities of urban classrooms as well as other challenges unique to rural schools.
Having strong experience in both public and private schools Andy provides empathy and ideas appropriate for all classrooms. In his workshops he provides lab activities that can be affordably done in most schools. He also strives to use “green chemistry” where all lab activities use safer chemicals. He feels it isn’t good to generate hazardous waste in a course that addresses challenges with hazardous waste. He is a strong supporter of finding appropriate ways to bring students outdoors. His workshop will provide indoor and outdoor activities. He also helps teachers improve their students’ achievements on Free Response Questions by identifying common misconceptions.
Andy and his husband moved to Costa Rica from Colorado in 2020. They share their home with two rescued dogs: Linda and Spike. He continues to work in education. His hobbies include gardening, getting fresh air, learning the plants and animals of his new home, and learning Spanish.