Jacquie is the founder & owner of Edventures with Kids, a site that shares unique kid’s activities, fun ways to learn and inspriation for family travel.  She is an experienced educator, with both a Masters in Education and an MPH degree and has a  wide variety of expertise in developing programs for children, families & communities during her previous work at the University of Kansas. 

She utilizes her past experiences as an educator, program coordinator and researcher to develop educational and fun kids' activities, parenting articles and creative learning ideas. 

Jacquie has been published on numerous educational sites including Kids DISCOVER, the National Park's Foundation blog, PBS Parents, Steve Spangler Science and CWIST.

Kids DISCOVER:  7 Ways to Raise Lifelong Learners

National Parks blog:  A Family Vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park

PBS Parents:  Egg-ucational Activities for Kids

Steve Spangler Science: Science-themed Jr. Ranger Badges at National Parks

She is also the co-author of 3 children's books focused on STEM for kids and hands-on learning activities.

Jacquie is also a nature lover and mom to 2 awesome kids. She enjoys traveling to new places with her family and loves encouraging kids to be creative & curious!  Visit our About Us section for more information about Jacquie & Edventures with Kids!

15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

15 Marvelous Mystery Books for Kids

Enjoy these mystery picture books & chapter books for kids who love playing detective! Do you have a child who loves a good mystery? Our youngest adores detective books -- in fact, when she first started reading on her own, that was the...
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Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Nighttime Scavenger Hunt - Nocturnal Adventures for Kids

Grab this FREE printable Nighttime Scavenger Hunt list and go explore the outdoors one evening!We LOVE scavenger hunts and have shared quite a few --our Playground Scavenger Hunt is fun throughout the year,holiday hunts include a Halloween ...
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Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Road Trip Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Car Trip

Get the car & family ready with this free printable road trip checklist and tips for how to prep for a long car trip!  This week's one of those quiet times -- not too much on the calendar. But I know it won't last long -- I can s...
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Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Inspire your kids with an awesome Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt this week and get them outside!This is a super easy idea that will keep the kids both busy & creative on those long "Mom, I'm bored!" days ;)Plus, Summer is the perfect time...
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27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

27 Simple Summer Science Experiments

Enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds!Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science:Mom, do you think this {non-waterproof object} will float?If I put ...
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17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

17 Around the World Activities for a DIY Summer Camp

Welcome to our first week of DIY Summer Camp -- this week's theme is Around the World! Summer is a great time to explore a new topic or dive deep into a favorite theme with kids -- the days are longer and the schedules are lighter :) Findin...
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Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Browse these unique gift ideas for Dad & Grandpa -- fun items that are sure to put a smile on their face! It's June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad - which means! When is Father's Day this year?  Don...
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20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

20 Printable Road Trip Games, Scavenger Hunts & Summer Activities for Kids

We're so excited about this Printable Activity Pack with TONS of fun summer activities for your kids!And right now, you can get it at a special price (50% off) for a limited time!!Because it's never too early to start preparing for summer b...
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50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

These awesome family travel hacks and road trip tips are sure to make your next car trip easier & more enjoyable! Summer's here and that means road trips!  Woohoo! Time to break out all the Printable Road Trip Activities & Tr...
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9 Terrific Books about Turtles

9 Terrific Books about Turtles

Enjoy these fiction and non-fiction books about turtles and introduce kids to one of the few animals that takes their house with them as they travel! When we take our evening walks through the neighborhood, we often see various animals -- o...
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50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

50 Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Make a bucket list of fun things to do with your kids this Summer!My kids tell me I've been acting extra goofy this week. Really?  I hadn’t noticed ;)Actually, we are quickly approaching summer and I am very happy about the pros...
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10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

10 Documentaries & Animated Movies for Earth Day

These 10 animated movies, feature films & documentaries for families, children & the classroom are perfect for Earth Day or teaching kids about environmental themes and issues!Our kids were born into a world of endangered animals an...
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Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment

Tornado in a Bottle Science Experiment

Upcycle items from around the house for this easy tornado in a bottle science experiment!Sometimes an activity can introduce us to something that we aren't able to experience in real life and today's science project does just that!Spring br...
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9 Plant & Garden STEM Activities

9 Plant & Garden STEM Activities

Explore some science & math in the garden with these great plant STEM activities for kids! Gardening is the perfect way to inspire kids to explore botany (the study of flowers & plants), habitats and pollination. It's also a wonde...
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12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

12 Classic Easter Books & Movies for Kids

Enjoy these classic children's Easter books and movies with your family this year!One of my favorite things about reading with my kids is sharing books that I loved as a child. I especially enjoy reminiscing with Easter books - they al...
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