Steven Zeff

Naturalist

Steve is an international science educator, expedition naturalist and whale research associate. He has worked a range of polar to tropical destinations for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, since 1999. Steve lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where he teaches science and coordinates international school programs. When not in the classroom or out on expedition, he enjoys kayaking and birdwatching in the Swedish countryside from a stereotypical red summerhouse.

Steve lived ten years in Hawaii where he was involved in marine conservation programs, taught naturalist training programs, and researched and swam with humpback whales regularly. He was the Director of Scientific Communications for the Center for Whale Studies, a long-term whale research project working for the protection of the humpback whale. Steve has observed more than fifty of the world’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species in the wild.

Steve holds a master’s degree in natural resource management from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, an international teaching certificate from the University of Cambridge and European Council of International Schools, and a marine science certificate from the University of Hawaii. Steve concurrently studied behavioral biology at the University of Pennsylvania and business at the Wharton School. He wisely abandoned a business career early on to pursue his passion - exploring and pondering the workings of the natural world.

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