I have been really lucky. When I have taught at the Audubon Camp in Maine, the director/staff offered for me to bring my daughter and my mother (who played nanny). At my field site, I was not comfortable taking my daughter most of the time (I just didn't have time to watch her as carefully as I would need with lots of breeding gulls guarding their nests, eggs, and chicks). However, when she was five I was able to take her with me there, and she loved it. She's only 11 and is not interested in field ecology (or even biology) as a potential career. However, I think she has a love of nature and a respect for what her mom does.