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!

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15 Fabulous Books about Forest Animals

Enjoy these gorgeous children's books about forest animals before heading out to explore the woods! Our kids and I have always loved forest animals -- probably because we live in the middle of the grassy plains ;) which is why we love read...
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Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Zoo Scavenger Hunt for Kids {free printable!}

Grab your Zoo Scavenger Hunt and enjoy your next visit with the animals! Does your family enjoy going to the zoo and watching the animals?  We love going to observe the animals and see their funny (and interesting) antics and activit...
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5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

5 Awesome Activities at Nature Centers Near Me

Tips on finding local nature centers and nature activities near you! When I first started to stay home with our kids full-time, I knew that we HAD to get out of the house each week. While I'll be the first to admit that there are so many ...
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40 FUN Fall Activities for Families

These 40 FUN Fall Activities for families will inspire you to connect & make memories together this season! Do you know what I love about the Fall and Halloween season?  There are SO many great Autumn activities for kids and adult...
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13 Fall Learning Themes for Preschool & Early Elementary Kids

Autumn is the the perfect time to incorporate favorite Fall themes for preschool, kindergarten & elementary kids to inspire learning and exploration! Kids can have very definite likes and desires when it comes to acquiring new knowledg...
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The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class! There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?! Sh...
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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect to use this month (and during the new school year) as your kids get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard...
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7 Tips to Prepare for the First Day of School

Tips on how to prepare for the first day of school & back to school ideas for parents & kids! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for so many of us! We've started ou...
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24 Best Back-to-School Books: Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for preschool, elementary or middle school kids! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year -- some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a paren...
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17 Things to Do before Summer Ends & FREE Activity Coupons for Kids

Enjoy these fun summer activities near you, grab the FREE Summer activity coupons for kids and enjoy the last few weeks of the season together! Most of us do not like to see Summer end!  Kids don't want to head back to school yet and...
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How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

How do plants breathe? Learn what trees & plants need with this easy (and super COOL!) outdoor science activity that makes the invisible visible! I just realized that we haven't shared many Simple Science Experiments lately. Our goal ...
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How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean Science Activity

How Big is a Blue Whale? Outdoor Ocean Science Activity

FUN ocean science for kids: draw & measure the size of a blue whale with this week's outdoor STEM activity! We are going under the sea to learn about whales with one of our fun Ocean STEM activities. Have you ever really wondered what...
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18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

18 Ocean STEM Activities for Kids

Head under the sea with these cool ocean STEM activities & projects for kids! We're diving down deep today to explore ocean zones, marine animals and more with these amazing STEM ocean activities that are perfect for a little summer le...
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Summer Science: Firefly Facts & Activities

Fun facts about fireflies with this summer science activity! Fireflies are such a summer tradition -- spending a warm night outdoors trying to scout out their little lights in the dark.  Learn the science behind those "glowing butts"...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me - go with family, just the kids or plan a day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach ...
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