JOY FINLAY is recognized as one of Canadaís earliest urban naturalist educators, whose teaching and writings continue to inspire young and old alike. In 1965, Finlay initiated and conducted outdoor and environmental education programs for students and teachers in Edmonton schools, and for youth and family groups. She also led the first series of urban nature walks in Edmonton and helped establish the John Janzen Nature Centre, the first city-run nature centre in Canada. A former social worker, Finlay has enjoyed a diverse and creative career as a columnist, author, naturalist, university lecturer, teacher, administrator, and script writer/consultant for radio and television. She has received numerous honours, including the Order of Canada in 1990 and the Queenís Medal in 2002.
J. CAM FINLAY has been a geologist, a naturalist and an author. He founded the John Janzen Nature Centre in Edmonton. He is a past president of the Canadian Museums Association and was the first chief park naturalist to be hired by the National Parks Service. Cam currently lives in Victoria, BC, where he remains actively involved in birding, particularly in the banding of hummingbirds, as well as nature conservation.