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 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 Science Factory Children's Museum in Oregon and the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston (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 the 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 an educator for the Chicxulub Impact Crater expedition and joined the scientists in the Gulf of Mexico as they drilled into the crater left behind by 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. Kevin again lives in upstate New York where he continues to write books and visit schools around the country to introduce children to the wonders of reading, writing, science, and nature.