Hello. 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
6 years teaching in public schools full time
2 years substitute teaching in public schools
13 years homeschooling
10 years blogging and marketing online
11 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 and 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 and Humm Kombucha.
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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