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 used the knowledge and skills he gained from 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).
Kevin has been an Education Officer on the research vessel the JOIDES Resolution. He traveled with an international team of scientists during an expedition where he spent eight weeks at sea in the South Pacific. The scientists were studying the chain of volcanoes that makes up the Louisville Seamount Trail.
In 2016, Kevin was an educator for the Chicxulub Impact Crater expedition. He joined scientists in the Gulf of Mexico and in Germany as they studied 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 now lives in Rochester, New York. He continues to write books and visit schools around the country to introduce children to the wonders of reading, writing, science, and nature.