Jean holds a BSRN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She has three children, nine grandchildren, and worked as a nurse for over twenty-five years.

Michel C. Tigan has a B.S. in environmental studies, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; Lawrence E. Clausen, B.A., Marquette University. 

​​​About the Author

Jean A. Clausen lives in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley in Northwestern Wisconsin with her husband Larry, and dog Rags. Jean's interest in the environment was nurtured in her childhood. She spent hours on the waterways, swimming with dragonflies, frogs, and trout in spring-fed pools that feed the river. The environmental threats too many of these natural resources and natural habitats concern her. Jean believes children can be a force for change in preserving them. Learning green wise habits early can create nurturing, Earth-aware adults.