In addition to writing many children's books on a variety of nature and environmental stewardship themes, Frank is an outdoor education extraordinaire. He has had many years of experience as a teacher, canoe trip leader, principal, parent and grandparent. His love of nature and of educating children is inspiring.
He's also connected to the Huron Natural Area in a special way - he's one of the people who helped to establish it as a city park.
I was thrilled when Frank agreed to come to our Tales and Trails group to read his book Samuel's Most Important Message. It tells the story of a Blanding's turtle named Samuel that Frank watched at Huron Natural Area. It's a story of conservation and working to keep our natural areas healthy for many species like Samuel.