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Solve It! for Kids - the science podcast for curious and creative kids & their families

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Jennifer Swanson, Author

Jennifer Swanson

Show Creator, Co-Host, Author, STEM & STEAM Enthusiast

Jennifer Swanson  is the creator and cohost of the Solve It! for Kids Podcast. Her motto is: Science Rocks! A STEM enthusiast, Swanson encourages kids of all ages to engage their curiosity and discover the science all around them. An accomplished speaker, she has presented at National Science Teachers Association conferences, the World Science Festival, the Highlights Foundation, the Atlanta Science Festival, and the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival. Her over 40 published nonfiction books for children and have received many accolades including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, National Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA) BEST STEM awards, the Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award, and multiple California Reading Association awards, among many others.

Jeff Gonyea

Show Co-Host, Author, Amateur Astronomer

Solve It! co-host Jeff Gonyea first started working in a Planetarium at the New England Science Center, now the EcoTarium, while in high school in Worcester, Massachusetts – Jeff has both loved space and science and loved teaching about space and science – which can now be encompassed by saying Jeff is a Space & STEM enthusiast!

Jeff created a Space & STEM brand for kids, called
Zack and Zoey Adventures, through which he and his daughter Zoey have published a space-themed children’s book trilogy and a children’s Space & STEM magazine called STEM to Bloom.

Jed (Jedlie) Doherty

Original Show Co-Host and Co-creator of the Podcast

Solve It! co-host Jed Doherty is the executive producer and host of the Reading With your Kids Podcast, nominated for the iHeartRadio Best Kids and Family Podcast Award and has long been a supporter of books and reading, kids books and kids reading. Solve It! For Kids’ first three episodes began May 19th on the Reading With Your Kids Podcast which has a following of over 50,000 listeners, has been downloaded to every continent on the planet, and published over 700 episodes.

Jed (Jedlie) Doherty

About Our Show

Ever wonder how scientists, engineers, and experts solve problems? Find out here! Join hosts Jennifer Swanson and Jed Doherty as they get the scoop directly from the experts on how they problem-solve in their really cool jobs. Get ready to participate because each episode comes with a challenge just for our listeners. Remember kids, you’ve got what it takes to solve the world’s biggest challenges!

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Are you a scientist, engineer, or expert that has a really cool job where you solve problems? Ones that kids can get excited about? If so, we’d love to have you on our podcast.

Contact us and tell us all about how you use curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity every day.

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