About the Author

Gloria Snively is a full professor emerita of science, environmental, and marine education in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria; a former classroom teacher of primary and junior secondary grades; and a founding member of the Northwest Association of Marine Educators.

For many years Gloria traveled the BC coastline giving 2 and 3 days seashore talks, walks and workshops to schools and community groups: Alert Bay, Bamfield, Bella Bella, Courtenay, Campbell River, Eucluelet, Hartley Bay, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Parksville, Port Simpson, Port McNeil, Powell River, Prince Rupert, Saanich, Salt Spring Island, Sooke, Tophino, Victoria, Vancouver.

In addition to the Sam and Crystal series, she is the author of the classic bestselling field guide Exploring the Seashore in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon (1978) and (with Wanosta'a7 Lorna Williams) Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science (2016).