As a kid, I thought that all scientists dressed in a white coat and goggles, ready to mix chemicals and use fancy equipment in a lab. I didn't realize that in playing outdoors, catching insects, and asking questions, I was doing science. Now as a field biologist, I am constantly inspired by the natural curiosity in young kids. I hope to help kids see the scientist in themselves by showing them that there is more than one way to be a scientist, and encouraging their curiosity.

Many thanks to my husband for helping bring this story to life. 

Rachael

Read the fully illustrated book online!

Website also includes:

  • Instructions to print and bind your own copy of the book

  • Inspiring #ActualLivingScientists in their science gear

  • A curated list of at-home STEM resources and activities 

In part, this story is inspired by my ever-curious god daughters, Molly (who is a proud owner of "field scientist"  Chacos) and Emma, and my cousins Isabella, Sophia, Henry, Wyatt, and Jack. Love you all!