Kirstin Milks

Teaching science to change the world.

Kirstin Milks creates innovative, collaborative, science- and justice-oriented learning experiences for children and adults. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and a Senior Fellow at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, where she has served as an editor-in-chief of the journal Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives.

A graduate of Stanford University’s Schools of Medicine (PhD) and Education (MA), Kirstin generates wisdom and co-designs curriculum with high schoolers in Bloomington, Indiana and collaborates with educators across the country on efforts to engineer world-changing learning opportunities for students and teachers. Kirstin is also a visual and performance artist whose work connects us to animals, nature, and each other.

Learn more—including how to contact Kirstin—here.


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Two 2021 popular press books feature stories from Kirstin's teaching:

- YOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT (Julie Lythcott-Haims), a groundbreakingly frank guide to growing up; and

- SAVING US (Katharine Hayhoe), centered on how to have meaningful and productive conversations about climate change with our families, friends, and colleagues.


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Photo by Sadie Glass.