Kevin Kurtz has loved books and nature since he was a kid growing up in upstate New York. He holds degrees in English literature and elementary education and started his professional career assisting with lab and field work at a marine biology research center.
Kevin then combined all of these experiences by working as an educator, program developer, and curriculum writer for organizations such as the South Carolina Aquarium and the Science Factory Children's Museum in Oregon (You can learn more about his career experiences by visiting his LinkedIn page).
From December 2010 to February 2011, Kevin was the Education Officer on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, where he traveled with an international team of scientists during an expedition in the South Pacific. The scientists were studying the chain of volcanoes that makes up the Louisville Seamount Trail.
In May 2016, Kevin was able to join the Chicxulub Impact Crater expedition as an educator at sea, as the scientists drilled into the crater from the asteroid impact that wiped out most of the dinosaurs.
Kevin's first children's book, A Day in the Salt Marsh, was published in 2007. He continues to write books and visit schools to introduce children to the wonders of reading, writing, science, and nature.