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Rebecca Mattano is an author, a lecturer in Environmental Sciences at Carroll University, a mother, and a buisness owner. Join her as she explores the path to going green and sustainable living.

Rebecca Mattano is a mother of two daughters, a wife, an instructor in the Environmental Science department at Carroll University; a volunteer teacher-naturalist; a Water Action Volunteer (testing water quality in Waukesha County) and a business owner -developing and publishing children’s environmental education materials.

Rebecca has received a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in Conservation and Environmental Science and a Master degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in Natural Resources, with an emphasis on Environmental Education and Interpretation. She also holds many certificates and completed training for Teacher-Naturalist, Leave No Trace, Project Wet and Wild, LEAF, and water quality testing.

Rebecca finished her Bachelors degree at UW - Milwaukee in 2001 after graduating from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program in 1999. She then continued her career working with governmental agencies - The Bureau of Land Management and The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection doing field research. After years in field work, her ambitions steered her into the graduate program at UW - Stevens Point, where she completed her MS in 2005. Shortly after completing her graduate degree, she and her husband, Brian, had their first child.

In the fall of 2005, Rebecca began her position as an Environmental Science instructor at Carroll University and after a short break with the birth of her second child in 2007 she is still teaching in the Environmental Science department today. Rebecca enjoys her position at Carroll University, as it allows her to work part-time so that she can enjoy as much time as possible with her two young children, who are the inspiration and motivation for the books and the company. Rebecca has found a way to merge her passion (the environment) and her skills (education). Rebecca has spent many years educating herself and others about the environment and environmental issues. She understands that education is the key to a sustainable future and it is never too early to begin talking with our children about nature and the environment.

Notes from the Author:
“I believe that we are facing numerous environmental issues that have gotten severe, due to the lack of education, appreciation, and understanding of the environment.  In essence, I believe we have lost touch with nature and are now realizing the importance of connecting our young people with their environment through education.  These books and this company provide valuable resources for that nature connection and environmental appreciation, both at home and in the classroom.”

“We all want what is best for our children so we as parents and educators need to start thinking about the long-term sustainability and with that focusing on not only teaching our children about the environment, but learning more about it with our children.”



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