Frank Glew was born in Clinton, Ontario, Canada. He
is the fourth oldest of seven children. Frank grew up in a family with
lots of love but little of money. During his childhood, he developed a
keen love of nature, farming and sports. Hockey was his favourite sport.
He played Pee Wee hockey up through to Junior hockey in his home area.
He has taught in Tillsonburg, Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo and
Melbourne, Australia and University of Waterloo.
Frank has taught at all
grade levels of education from grade one to university. In his 35 years
of teaching, he has held the role of teacher, vice principal, principal, consultant, coordinator and university professor.
Frank was the creator
of the popular game, "Instincts for Survival", (Animal Game, Survival
Game) an environmental simulation game that is still played in most
Outdoor Environmental Programs throughout the world. Students, play the
role of wild animals in a forest food pyramid The game is played in a
natural setting, Animals/students are identified by wearing coloured
vests. It develops empathy for all wildlife and gives you a real feeling
for the plight of wild animals. The game is remembered longer by
students than any other environmental program. His main field of
expertise is in the area of environmental science education. He believes
in a holistic, integrated and active student centred approach to
learning. He has practiced these beliefs in a pragmatic way throughout
Frank has written 11 children’s picture books and is the
recipient 14 Awards for his work in environmental education. The author
has donated more than $700,000 worth of books to needy Ontario schools
from Windsor to Ottawa. Frank has been a keynote speaker at many
national and international conferences. He presents 40-50 workshops a
year to students promoting literacy and environmental science education.
His main thrust now is presenting his picture books to students in their
own school library and spending as much time as possible with his
“My soul came out to play
today and I will never be the same”. – Frank