Brooks Mitchell

Science Expert


B.A., Geology, University of Alabama


  • Education Coordinator for the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado
  • Active member of the Atlanta Geological Society and the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL)
  • Assists in managing STAR Net's STEM Activity Clearinghouse coordinating with multiple governmental and non-governmental agencies including NASA and Project BUILD
  • Active NCIL representative at American Library Association (ALA), Mountain Plain Library Association (MPLA), and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) conferences and symposiums


Brooks Mitchell is a former writer for ThoughtCo and has contributed articles in geology, paleontology, and marine biology.

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology in 2012, Mitchell has used his training to create educational curricula, interactive exhibits, and interpretive panels for numerous museums and scientific institutions throughout the southeast. Although he specializes in geology, he has experience developing paleontology, marine biology, and anthropology-based content as well.

Mitchell is an active member of the Atlanta Geological Society and has been featured on "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin." Mitchell has also served as the Programs Educator of Earth Science for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Educator for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.


Brooks earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Geology (with a minor in Anthropology) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2012.

Awards and Publications
  • "The Science Behind the 2010 Haiti Earthquake"
  • The primary designer for the Georgia Aquarium's "Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone" gallery
  • A geological and paleontological specialist for the Fernbank Museum's "WildWoods" exhibit
  • The featured speaker for the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library during the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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