Dan leads active and hands-on nature experiences for kids of all ages to learn while having fun.
Dan began his career as a Wildlife Biologist, and still maintains good connections with wildlife researchers. His passion, though, is connecting kids and nature. As a qualified teacher and avid naturalist, Dan is committed to taking children outside to experience our natural world. His goal is to instill a sense of reverence for nature in all children that he teaches.
Dan has shared his passion for nature with thousands of children and adults as a resource interpreter with the Grand River Conservation Authority. Currently he is working with Conservation Halton at Mountsberg Wildlife Centre and Crawford Lake Conservation Area.
Years ago, a teacher called him Dan the Nature Man, and that name stuck.
Dan has authored many nature and travel articles for a variety of journals, including ON Nature, WILD and Canadian Geographic, among others. He received an award for Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Education from the Ontario Society for Environmental Education, and a Watershed Interpreters Network Award for Excellence in Watershed Education.
Mostly, he loves connecting kids with nature.