Gloria Snively started exploring the seashore when she was a child living in a small rural community in Oregon. After teaching in Portland and roaming the shores of Oregon, California, Washington, B.C. and Alaska she moved to British Columbia in 1967 where is now a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria teaching science, environmental and marine education. Her best selling field guide Exploring the Seashore is now in its 11th printing. Her interests include curriculum development, First Nations education; giving natural history workshops to teachers, park interpreters and community groups; and of course, exploring our stunning seashores.
Prior to teaching university students, she was a classroom teacher in the primary, intermediate and junior secondary grades. Her books and curriculum materials are the product of years of teaching children and adults to understand, protect and love the seashore.
Over the past 30 years Dr. Snively has conducted workshops with schools and groups, often flying into coastal communities such as Bella Bella, Hartly Bay, Port Simpson, Kitkatla and the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Gloria Snively is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education where she teaches science, environmental and marine education; as well as graduate level research courses. Her professional interests include science education, cross-cultural science education, qualitative research methods, constructivist research, and metaphorical learning theories .