Growing up in a family that took regular camping trips throughout Canada and the USA, Glenn's interest in nature and the outdoors began early in life. He pursued those goals by attending the University of Guelph where he graduated with a B.Sc., specialization in Wildlife Biology. With interests in both biology and environmental education, Glenn worked for the Wellington County School Board helping teachers and students naturalize portions of school properties to provide learning opportunities for students. Glenn also led outdoor education programs at the University of Guelph's Arboretum and Mountsberg Conservation Area, and he volunteered at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in California for six months, where he participated in all facets of this NWR's busy environmental education program.
Employed as a Wildlife Technician for Environment Canada since 1994, Glenn assists with wildlife toxicology and population conservation projects on birds, herpetofauna and mammals at sites throughout the Great Lakes Basin. Glenn gained additional wildlife experience assisting with studies in Alaska on Black-legged Kittiwakes and in the Galapagos Islands where he camped for five months on Espanola Island.
A keen naturalist and published nature photographer, he has pursued both interests while travelling throughout Canada, USA and Ecuador. A Past President of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Glenn continues to be an active member involved in leading hikes, writing articles for the Club newsletter The Wood Duck, participating in land trust activities, and taking on leadership roles in Club projects including ‘Nature In Your Neighbourhood’ and the ‘Birds of Hamilton and Surrounding Areas’ book.
Getting outside for a few days of field work cleaning out and repairing nest boxes. With a bit of luck maybe we will find a Screech Owl or two roosting in our Kestrel boxes!"
Swimming with a school of Spotted Eagle Rays off Espanola Island in the Galapagos.
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