Alison Pearce Stevens

Freelance Writer

Alison Pearce Stevens is a former duck wrangler, beekeeper and forever science geek who specializes in writing about science and nature for kids. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two kids and a small menagerie of cuddly (and not-so cuddly) critters. She writes for Science News for Students, Highlights, ASK (Arts and Sciences for Kids) magazine and National Geographic Kids' Books. Her next book, Rhinos in Nebraska, comes out in 2021. She is also an avid gardener who can often be found in her yard, checking out the critters that call it home.

All Stories by Alison Pearce Stevens

  1. Climate

    Mapping our carbon footprints

    Population density can determine how much of an impact modern communities have on the climate.

  2. Agriculture

    How to limit the need for pesticides

    The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests taking steps to limit children’s exposure to pesticides.

  3. Animals

    Why are bees vanishing?

    Scientists find evidence that pesticides, disease and other threats are devastating bees. And that could hurt farmers big time.

  4. Life

    Caught in the act

    Scientists observe some evolutionary speed demons as they adapt over the course of just a few years to new environmental conditions.

  5. Microbes

    Some dirt won’t hurt

  6. Life

    Explainer: What is a stem cell?

  7. Life

    Stem cells: The secret to change

  8. Brain

    Concussion: More than ‘getting your bell rung’

  9. Pathways to research: Pursuing a passion

  10. Pathways to research: Young scientists tackle abstract problems

  11. Environment

    Cool Jobs: Planet protectors