Beth Touchette earned her BA in Biological Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley, and her MA in Education and teaching credentials in Life and Physical Sciences at Stanford University. She taught high school biology and chemistry for over ten years. Spending time with her own children both at home and their schools helped her appreciate the curiosity, enthusiasm, and playfulness of elementary school science students. She strives to have all her lessons reinforce these inherent gifts in every child. She also wants to cultivate a love of nature and propensity to ask questions and test them.