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!

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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Iditarod Fun for Kids

The Iditarod starts this weekend - known as the "toughest race on Earth".  Kids are intrigued by the idea of mushers and dog teams traveling miles through Alaska's wilderness.  A unique topic of discussion with kids -- and here ar...
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12 Important Things to Tell Kids

  We had a mishap at our house this week - our youngest leaned on the soap holder while showering and ripped it (along with some tiles) off the wall!  I realized that I have told my kids to rinse their hair really well, check ...
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Fun with the Borrowers & Arrietty

  As a child, I loved the idea that 'little people' might be living in our house.  Books like "The Borrowers" and "The Littles" allowed for much imagination and creative thinking on my part.  When "The Secret World of Arri...
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Fun Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year

  Exploring the world and learning about different cultures is an important way to help your kids to grow.  Kids enjoy learning about new cultures and how others around the world live, work and celebrate.  One fun way to do...
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Challenge Your Family This Year

Has your family made a new year's resolution to get in shape?  Or eat better?  If so, have your family join the Presidential Active Lifestyle challenge this year and get healthier together!...
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