About MeI am an award-winning writer, wildlife photographer, documentary filmmaker, book author and speaker focusing on environmental science, wildlife conservation, + read more endangered species and the relationships between people and the natural world.

My photography and stories have been published in magazines and news outlets all over the world and I have written and directed a dozen films on wildlife and nature. I grew up in the Southwest of France and I have family in Spain. I now live in Vancouver.

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • Educational & Information Books

Published Works- Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment, Foreword by Anjelica Huston - Orca Book Publishers, September 2021

- Sea Otters: A Survival Story, Foreword by Dame Judi Dench and David Mills - Orca Book Publishers, April 2020

- Gone is Gone: Wildlife under Threat, Foreword by Jane Goodall - Orca Book Publishers, September 2019

Speaking InformationMy presentations focus on wildlife conservation, endangered species, and the relationships between people and the natural world, with a special emphasis on the + read more actions that we can take to create positive change for the planet in the context of growing pressures on the environment and the extinction crisis. I am fully bilingual and I can conduct presentations in French and English.

I not only write but also illustrate my non fiction children's books with my own photographs. In my presentations, I share insights about my background as a photojournalist and the creative process it takes to combine photography and words to tell conservation stories. I also discuss the ethics of photography in the wild and the use of storytelling techniques for inspiring change. My presentations are highly visual and are filled with personal stories from working in the field alongside conservationists and scientists to inspire and educate students of all ages. Show Less

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International
  • French audiences
  • Virtually

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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TestimonialsIsabelle Groc presented a virtual program for grade school children for our city library. The + read more response to her program was overwhelming. Isabelle was enthusiastic, generous and gracious. Her presentation on Sea Otters: A Survival Story was professional and not oversimplified for the children. She was approachable and fun. Her photographs are beautiful. She even included video clips of the otters in action. The children enjoyed listening to and meeting her and flooded the chat box with comments and questions. Isabelle is experienced in presenting programs to children and engaged with them in a warm and personal way. She welcomed questions with a smile and provided the children with intelligent answers. Her dedication shown through in all my interactions with her. Thank you, Isabelle Groc, for making your program available to us.

Julie Jackson
Librarian, Youth Services
Mountain View Public Library Show Less
Isabelle Groc was a guest on our online weekly program called RBCM@Home (Kids), and her + read more presentation was engaging, age appropriate and paced perfectly. The dynamic photos that Isabelle shared pulled participants in, and her photos deepened everyone’s understanding of sea otters yes, but more broadly the importance of enjoying and protecting our local and global habitats.

Chris O'Connor
Learning Program Developer
Royal BC Museum Show Less
Isabelle has a wonderful way of working with school age children. She is warm, engaging, patient + read more and wise —— and kids recognize those qualities without hesitation. Moreover, she works extremely hard and has an educator’s heart.

Tyson Schoeber
Nootka Community Elementary School, Vancouver Show Less

Awards and Recognition:- 2021 Yellow Cedar Award Finalist (Gone is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat)
- 2021 American + show more Society of Journalists and Authors children’s book Award Winner (Sea Otters: A Survival Story)
- 2021 Outstanding Science Trade Book List (Sea Otters: A Survival Story).
- 2021 Red Cedar Book Award Finalist (Sea Otters: A Survival Story)
- 2018 Wildscreen Panda Impact Award (Toad People documentary) Show Less

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