bio-kids web resources, books and fun activities to teach kids about nature
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Meet the Team

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Aura Paucar-Cabrera
Author and Illustrator
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Aura
I was born in Ecuador.  I feel very fortunate to be born in such diverse and beautiful country. I pursued a biology degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. During my career I had the opportunity to visit so many national parks, remnants of forest and picturesque towns in my country. When I graduated, I worked for the World Health Organization on a project about Chagas disease in Ecuador. I learned so much about this tropical disease but especially I felt deep sympathy for the people. I learned how important it is to educate our people about biology, our lives and well being depend on it.

A year later I decided to keep going with my career as an insect specialist so I pursued a graduate diploma in entomology.  That brought me to the United States, to Lincoln-Nebraska, where I obtained a masters degree in entomology.  Being at the University of Nebraska gave me the opportunity to travel and to work with great scientists and co-authored scientific articles and publish some on my own. Since then, I have been working at the University of Nebraska State Museum, doing illustrations for scientific articles and as a webmaster of the Guide to Scarab Beetles and all of the Division of Entomology websites.  

Presently, BIOADVENTURES (formerly Bio-graphica International) gives me the opportunity to work on biology and illustration, as well as to do community outreach, where I can talk to kids about nature while we work on handcrafts with animal designs or go on nature walks.

I hope our books, fun activities, and web resources will inspire you and the children around you to admire and nurture our planet.

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Andrew Herman
Editor
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Andrew Herman

I was born in Nebraska.  I studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Since my graduation, I have being working for environmental consulting companies.

I am also interested in environmental education. BIOADVENTURES (formerly Bio-graphica International), has given me the opportunity to serve other scientists and to educate the community in environmental issues.


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Reviewers
The following professionals kindly review our products for scientific accuracy, educational value, appropriate use of terms, workability of the art activities, and design:
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Dr. Brett Ratcliffe, Entomologist, Researcher, and Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Dr. Mary Liz Jameson, Entomologist and Researcher at Wichita State University.
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Dr. Federico Ocampo, Entomologist, Researcher and Professor at the Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de Zonas Aridas
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Dr. Agustín Jiménez, Parasitologist, Research and Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Illinois.
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B.Sc. Aura Cabrera García, K-6, Junior High and High School Educator, former Kindergarten Principal, and Artisan.
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Eng. Pablo Paucar, Architectural and Industrial Designer, Organic Farmer, Owner of DOCU Print and Copy Center.
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B.Sc. Azucena García, Lingustic Specialist, Spanish.

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B.Sc. Margarita Valverde, Educator, Math Text Books Author.
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