Dave Bauer’s first book, What’s Under That Rock, Papa?, is a wonderfully illustrated, interactive story for children to experience with an adult. Dave’s understanding of backyard nature leads children and adults on a journey of discovery and insight. Dave has a unique perspective into the wonder of how children learn. His grandchildren, Serea and Kai, share their spontaneous curiosity on each page of the story. His storytelling and book readings energize children and adults to seek the joy and wonder to be found in natural play.
Dave loves the outdoors, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and sharing time outdoors with his grandchildren. Several areas that Dave has dedicated his professional work include teaching environmental science, training others in creative thinking, change leadership and fostering a love for nature in children.