The Bug Lady Science Academy was an accidental business formed in 2008. Carrie Tiemeyer turned a love of animals and children into tons of fun and learning for all ages.
After teaching Kindergarten for a few years, Carrie Tiemeyer decided to take her 60+ classroom critters and try something different. Not sure what was on the horizon she knew she missed educating children about her critters. For a year or so she would visit fellow teachers and let their classroom children have hands-on interactions with her critters. The children loved it and with encouragement from teacher friends a very unique business was formed.
So this accidental business turned into something magical. Since that time she has visited over 692 schools, does an average of 388 birthday parties a year, and sees close to 20,000 children a year. Her classroom critters have grown as well from 60+ to over 150.
The Bug Lady, aka Carrie Tiemeyer, feels honored to connect people of all ages with her critters. Seeing wonder in a child’s eyes is a pure magical thing and leaves a lasting mark on them.
Once asked by a 6 year old child if she was a rich person, her response was, “Being rich is not about money. It is about loving what you do in this life. I get to play with kids and animals all day. What more would a person want?”
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”