Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Brooke Furge

DSE Education Specialist, CEES, Earth Sciences


B.A., Oberlin College, Double Major in Biology and Environmental Studies, Geology minor, 2004

For the past eight years, I have spent time both teaching outdoor environmental education as a Naturalist at the Dunes Learning Center located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana and developing and delivering programs as an Education Specialist at Northern Illinois University, Lorado Taft Field Campus.  Currently I am designing, developing and delivering a comprehensive environmental science education program through the Center for Earth and Environmental Science called Discovering the Science of the Environment

Current Research

The Discovering the Science of the Environment program is an experiential, inquiry-based, outdoor laboratory-focused science education program for 4th-9th grade classes in central Indiana.  Utilizing a mobile resource trailer equipped with interactive technology tools, web interface, and GIS mapping capabilities, the DSE program travels to schools to provide free educational programming at school ground natural areas.