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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Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids (w/FREE printable!)

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Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt Ideas {w/printable clues!}

  Make February memorable with these fun & easy Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt ideas for kids! Our original Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt sends kids & families outside to look for love together. And although I love this act...
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Dr. Seuss Activities: Wacky Wednesday Ideas, Zoo Game & Idioms

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Valentine's Day Cards & Science Experiment {free printable!}

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10 Groundhog Day Science Activities & Books

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10 Classic Winter Books for Kids

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FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

FREE Winter Scavenger Hunt (with printable list!)

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14 Wonderful Winter Books for Kids, Tweens & Teens

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