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!

Great Books & Activities for a Night Under the Stars

Do your kids love space?  Are they asking questions about the moon, stars and other celestial wonders?  In celebration of some cool astronomy events this year, we put together a list of books and activities for an educational and ...
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8 Great Things to Get Caught Reading

  There's so much research that shows encouraging kids to read, and reading aloud to kids, helps to increase vocabulary, comprehension skills and overall achievement at school.  But, I often get this question from parents, "What...
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Taking the Kids to Legoland in Kansas City

Do your kids love those brightly colored bricks?  They will LOVE a visit to Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City!  And it's not just about building - there are rides, a 4D movie, master builder class and lots of room to create...
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Why We Love the National Park Jr. Ranger Program

Do you have plans to visit a national park or national monument this year?  If so, don't overlook the Junior Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of these locations!  Kids can learn about nature, history, science -- and earn s...
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8 Indoor Things to Do Outside

  Discover the Forest put out a great ad campaign encouraging kids and families to get outside - and we wholeheartedly agree!  Spring is here and it's a great time to get outdoors.  Here are a few traditional indoor activi...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer? Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids?  Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you...
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10 People who Absolutely, Positively Need Online Library Accounts

  You catch up with friends on Facebook, check in on Foursquare and tweet on Twitter.  But, do you have an online library account? ...
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Preparing for Your Visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium

My family will tell you that I love to plan for visiting new places (they'll actually say I spend more time planning than I do visiting ;).  What can I say, I like to be prepared.  So, I thought I would put together a guide for th...
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Subscribe to Technorati

This post in just a formality for code submission RFDZUC5VGE2G to send my blog to Technorati...now we'll return to the regular programming.......
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10 Ways to Recycle Plastic Easter Eggs

Try these creative ways to recycle & reuse plastic Easter Eggs!The Easter Bunny has visited our house for more than 14 years, each time hiding a bunch of (plastic) eggs. Sometimes the egg hunt is inside, other years there will be...
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Let's Learn about Stingrays

We have been lucky enough to see stingrays at a number of zoos and aquariums over the past few years.  It seems that many of us are newly fascinated by these beautiful marine animals and willing to get up close and personal with them ...
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Fun Breakfast for Kids

Are the kids back to school and looking for some easy (and maybe) fun ideas for breakfast?  Try this fun and healthy way to start the day!...
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3 Reasons to Shop Kids Consignment

  We've always been big fans of shopping (and selling) on consignment!  Let's face it, the kids outgrow clothes quicker than they can eat a cupcake on most days.  So when it comes to play clothes or seasonal items that won't...
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Spring Cleaning with Kids

You'll love these books & tips on how to include your kids in Spring cleaning! It's the official start of Spring, and if you're like me, you're itching to get some Spring cleaning done around the house! Getting closets cleaned out, prep...
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St. Patrick's Day for Kids

  You don't have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick's Day.  Kids will revel in learning how snakes, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers are celebrated on this holiday. ...
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