Welcome to Birds With Brooke! This website was designed to share teachings and resources that will help educators to incorporate bird observation in their curriculum. Check out the “Resources for Educators” page for videos and downloadable documents.
Brooke was born into an appreciation of nature. Raised by an interpretive naturalist, her early years were filled with experiences in the great outdoors. After years of worm collecting, hill rolling, and yard romping, Brooke began volunteering for Wilderness Awareness School, where she discovered her passion for environmental education. Brooke had her first apprenticeship with Wilderness Awareness School during her teens, which kicked off a career of teaching in a variety of environments, including several outdoor schools, Waldorf schools, private cooperative schools, and public elementary schools. Brooke graduated from the Evergreen State College where she studied alternative education. In 2011, she also founded an outdoor school in Olympia Washington, called Environmental Connections Outdoor School – which served over four-hundred students. Brooke moved back to her home, Seattle, where she co-founded Roots of Connection, a nature-based preschool program, which now offers education for kindergarten through second grade students. Brooke’s special focus is the use of bird observation as a tool for building early literacy and language skills.