Katie Bieker

Author – Science, Environment, Travel, Children's Books

Bio-Buddies: The Olive Baboon and the African Elephant

There is some cool science for kids in the grasslands of Eritrea, Africa. Young people will love to learn that the olive baboon and African elephant are the best of … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discovery of the Day: Mini-Rosebush

For our 7th anniversary (2012), my husband bought me this sweet little mini-rosebush.  It was the cheap, pretty little kind from the grocery store that are suppose to last a … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Earth Day in Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, Kansas is a great place to be on Earth Day. Earth Day events around town bring everyone together in the spirit of community and environmental stewardship. Earth Day activities in Lawrence … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prius-V Review: A Hybrid Car for Families

Originally posted on Katie's Traveling Kids:
Two years ago, we needed a Prius-V review for parents. We needed to know if it was a hybrid car for families –…

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Discovery of the Day: Miniature Daffodils

Hello, pretty little thing!  A couple years ago, a friend needed to massacre a bunch of grape hyacinth that were taking over her yard and I snatched up about 1,000 of them. … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Discovery of the Day: Baby Leaves on the Apricot Tree

Here is one of my favorite plants in the yard.  In March two years ago, between my husband’s family and mine, we lost three of our grandparents.  This tree was … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Parenting Resources for Starting a Grazing Garden

This is a fantastic idea from author William Abernathy.  “As outdoor activities ramp up with the warming weather, my girls spend more time outside playing in the backyard. A few … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Close Encounter of the Homework Kind

Tardigrades are tiny organisms, living right now in your backyard, that can survive the vacuum of space, and whose ancestors might have been brought to Earth on the back of … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discovery of the Day: Columbine

I sprinkled handfuls of columbine seeds last spring and got just a few sprouts.  This year’s sprouts are more plentiful and tougher looking…dare I hope that these little newbies do … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Discovery of the Day: Red Tulip

Every spring and summer, I like to find one new discovery in the yard every day.  I usually just post them for my friends on Facebook, but, if you don’t … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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