Brooke has given hundreds of empowering and informative presentations at school visits, conservation programs, book festivals, education fairs, environmental events, and literacy conventions.


"Enthusiastic, inspiring, knowledgeable!"


2019 Appearances

Thursday, January 10
Tatterd Cover Bookstore
Denver, Colorado
7pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Wednesday, January 16
Hosted by the University of Arizona in collaboration with by CEDO (Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans)
Spring Lecture Series: La Vaquita Marina: Where do we go from here?
Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill
Tucson, Arizona
6pm Brooke joins a panel discussion with Drs. Barbara Taylor from NOAA and Sergio Perez Valencia from CEDO to provide an overview of the vaquita crisis.


Thursday, January 31
Hosted by American Cetacean Society, Monterey Bay Chapter
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Pacific Grove, California
7:30pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Saturday, March 2
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, Arizona
11:30am Adventures, Quests, and Crazy Obsessions (panel discussion)
12:15pm book signing


More events being scheduled... stay tuned!


2018 Appearances

Sunday, March 11 and Thursday, March 15
Arizona Geographic Alliance STEMSS Institute
Carnival Cruise on Mexican Riviera
Baja, Mexico
Brooke gives three presentations to k-12 educators:
Power of the Picture Book: Making Standards Fun!
Explore, Discover, Communicate: The Journey of Science
Vaquita: Science, Crime, and Politics in the Sea of Cortez


Saturday, July 7
Aquarium of the Pacific
Book Launch, International Save the Vaquita Day
Long Beach, California
11:00am family presentation, How Do we Save a Species?
12:00pm book signing


Wednesday, September 12
Changing Hands Bookstore
Tempe, Arizona
7pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Friday September 28
"Arizona Spotlight"
Arizona Public Media, KUAZ-FM, local NPR station
Tucson, Arizona
12:30 Facebook live interview with host Mark McLemore to discuss Vaquita
Brooke and Mark also tape a radio interview that will air November 1.


Friday, October 5
Hosted by The Literate Lizard Bookstore
Si Birch Room at Sedona Public Library
Sedona, Arizona
1pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Thursday, October 11
"KPBS Midday Edition"
KPBS-FM, local NPR station
San Diego, California
12pm interview with host Maureen Cavanaugh to discuss Vaquita


Tuesday, October 30
Hosted by American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, California
7:30pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Saturday, November 3
American Cetacean Society Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Newport Beach, California
2:45 - 4:30pm Brooke joins the Special Session: Cetaceans on the Edge of Forever (panel discussion)


Thursday, November 8
Saving Vaquita: Considerations in the Race Against Extinction
Webinar (confirmed attendance from six continents)
Hosted by Island Press, moderated by Dr. Tom Jefferson
12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST
WATCH: here


Wednesday, November 14
Island Press' Fall Board Meeting
Island Press
Washington, DC
7pm dinner, Brooke speaks to the board members


Saturday, November 24
Marine Mammal Symposium
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
l0:30am Vaquita talk


Tuesday, November 27
Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
7pm Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


Thursday, December 13
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
Tennity Boardroom in the Chase Administration Building
Palm Desert, California
12 noon Vaquita talk, Q&A, and signing


2017 Appearances

Saturday, September 9

Scottsdale Public Library Children's Learning & Play Festival
WestWorld of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona
2pm reading and signing


Saturday, November 4
Arizona Reading Association Annual Conference & Celebrate Literacy Awards
East Valley Institute of Technology
Mesa, Arizona
8:30am—9:00am Brooke is honored with an ILA Celebrate Literacy Award for "writing award-winning children's books and inspiring children to care about the natural world"
10:30am—1:00pm author panel, signing and luncheon


Wednesday, November 8
AASL "Dinner with a Local Librarian and Author"
Various restaurants around the valley
Phoenix, Arizona
6:30pm—9:30pm guest author


Saturday, November 11
American Association of School Librarians National Conference
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona
11:30—11:45am reading
12:30—1pm book signing
2pm—3pm STEM Panel
4:30—5:30pm AASL Author Meet & Greet