Brooke Dierkhising is a teacher, researcher, artist, and author. She has an MS from Northwestern University in Education and a BA from the University of MN in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art. She has been leading and creating enrichment programming since 1998; a teaching journey that has unfolded with nine years in the public school system, seven years providing out-of-school enrichment, becoming a mother, homeschooling, and spending as much time as possible alone contemplating nature. In 2015, she published Many Ways to See the Sun: Nature Meditation for Children and the Adults who Love Them, a book of stories inspired by her work with children in nature. She lives in Minneapolis with her family, two cats and a dog with big ears.