Jonathan Poppele is a naturalist, author, and educator with wide-ranging interests. He earned a master's degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, studying citizen science, environmental education and how to cultivate a personal relationship with the natural world. He has taught college level environmental studies, biology, and writing courses and currently teaches in the Department of Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota. An avid outdoorsman and student of natural history, Jon is a member of the Astronomical League, the Minnesota Astronomical Society, the Minnesota Trackers Club, and the International Society for Professional Trackers. A Black Belt in the peaceful martial art of Ki-Aikido, Jon is the Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Oneness in Saint Paul, MN.