Rochelle Strauss - Author
Rochelle Strauss is an award-winning author, freelance writer and education consultant in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of McGill University and York University, Rochelle specializes in the development and implementation of environmental education, communication and outreach initiatives. Rochelle has consulted on national and international projects and her clients have included museums, architects, designers, parks, NGO's, governments, schools and school boards.
In addition to her consulting work, Rochelle is also an accomplished children's author. Her first book, Tree of Life: the Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth (Kids Can Press 2004), has received several book honors and has been published in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Korea and Egypt.
One Well: the Story of Water on Earth (Kids Can Press, 2007), Rochelle's second book, was released in early 2007. Endorsed by Jean-Michel Cousteau (Founder and President Ocean Futures Society, Inc.), Maude Barlow (Chair, Council of Canadians and author of Blue Gold) and Charles Hopkins (UNESCO & UN University Chairs, York University), rights to One Well have already been sold in Australia, Brazil, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
An enthusiastic presenter, Rochelle truly enjoys the many opportunities she has had to participate in festivals, conferences and school presentations across North America.
Through her work, Rochelle combines her love of nature and passion for stories to teach children about the wonders of the natural world. Among her favorite animals are dolphins, nudibranchs, bromeliads, penguins ... and, of course, her son.