A Little About Me .. Eva Varga

eva vargaHello. Hola. Nihao 你好. My name is Eva Varga and I am the mother to two energetic children and wife to an incredibly supportive husband. I have always loved watching the kiddos learn and grow as we experience life together. So much so, that in the fall of 2007, we officially began our homeschooling journey (though technically we were enjoying this lifestyle long before). I am having a blast homeschooling Sweetie and Buddy in beautiful Northern California.

I started blogging in the fall of 2007 to share with our families the things we were doing in our homeschool. Since then I have found a niche in sharing with others our brand of independent & authentic homeschooling.

My mission is to provide teachers with the tools and inspiration to engage their students in meaningful, hands-on science and service learning experiences through tangible curriculum, shared resources, and real-world contexts.

I feel very strongly that a global world view is equally important as our connection to our past and an awareness of our own cultural heritage. Follow along with us on our homeschool journey. Don’t hesitate to join in discussions, and leave comments.

My Qualifications & Experience

Practical Experience

6 years teaching in public schools full time

4 years substitute teaching in public schools

18 years homeschooling

14 years blogging and marketing online

22 years professional development

  • Heritage Institute, Fall 2009 – Present
  • NASA Solar System Ambassador, Jet Propulsion Labs  Jan 2002 – April 2004
  • Project Learning Tree Facilitator, Oregon Forestry Education Program 1998 – 2002


MA in Teaching ⎜ Elementary Education

BS in General Science

BS International Studies, Minor in Spanish


Oregon Master Naturalist 2016 – Present

National Board Certified Teacher 2001 – 2011

Certified Interpretive Guide 2005 – 2010

Random Facts About Me

I love Oregon Chai.

I am an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. I hope to someday complete a Half-Iron triathlon and an ultra-marathon.

I love to read; particularly historical fiction and fantasy.

We travel a lot!  We make sacrifices in other areas of our life so we can afford to travel.

I love to learn new languages – I’m fluent in Spanish and am picking up a little Mandarin with my kiddos. I hope to also learn Norwegian .. someday.

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6 comments on “A Little About Me .. Eva Varga

  1. Amazing! I had you as a teacher out at North Bay Elementry and just now happened to stumble upon your blog while researching homeschooling my own daughter!

    • Desirea!! Oh my goodness, yes! You were in Ms Lankford’s class and we swapped for history and science! So very cool! Are you on Facebook? I’m friends with Sharaea and many of your classmates. 🙂

  2. Hello Eva,
    I àm Carolina Varga Assunção, from Brazil, and my Grand grand mother call Eva Varga, she is frow Hungarian , and they came to Brasil in 1902, but Eva stayed in Budapest.

    Congratulation from you blog, and I wish you much sucess!!

    See you,

    • How delightful! Varga is my married name. I hope to begin genealogical research into my husband’s family someday; family history fascinates me. Thank you for visiting! 🙂

  3. I am a pre-service middle school science teacher in North Dakota, and I fell in love with your plate tectonics graham activity!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this fantastic activity!!!!!

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