Rachel Brooks

aka Kinnikinnik, Curriculum Coordinator, ext. 1, rachel@calwood.org 

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Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Colorado State University – Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Recreation &  Tourism Emphasis in Environmental Communication.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
My favorite outdoor activities are camping and swimming in very cold water. Nothing gets me out in nature more than camping and nothing makes me feel more alive than plunging into freezing mountain water.

If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?
Since I was a young child and saw mummy on a museum trip I have always wanted to go to Egypt and see the pyramids.

Who is your environmental hero?
Rachel Carson. Not only because we share the same name, but also for all her work in uncovering the impact chemicals have on the environment.

What is your favourite inspirational quotation?
“Ask not for a smooth sea, but a stout ship”