Kevin Beals (aka: “Idea BEETLE”): Kevin is Director of BEETLES. He spent 7 years as an Outdoor Science School field instructor, 1 year as a classroom science teacher, and his entire adult life educating kids. Since joining Lawrence Hall of Science in 1988, he has authored more than 90 published curriculum guides, children’s books, and professional learning videos. He has conducted more than 250 professional learning workshops, institutes and keynote addresses locally, nationally and internationally. He designed and taught a UC Berkeley science education course for 14 years. He has recorded 2 science music albums with his band, Bungee Jumpin’ Cows, and authored such campfire classics as The Banana Slug Song and Gusano (co-authored with buddy and bandmate Mel McMurrin). Since joining Lawrence Hall of Science, he has dreamed of creating this program to bring quality resources to outdoor science school instructors.