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Fabulous shots from Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter

By | November 18, 2014
A joey in Australia (Kirt Kempter) Uluru in Australia (Kirt Kempter) A Koala in Australia (Kirt Kempter) Mt. Cook from above (Kirt Kempter) The New Zealand Alps (Kirt Kempter) A Smithsonian Journeys traveler holding a Koala (Kirt Kempter) Travelers on the Splendors of Australia and New Zealand tour (Kirt Kempter) A fjord in New Zealand (Kirt Kempter)

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter is a Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted his dissertation research on Rincón de la Vieja volcano in Costa Rica. For the past 11 years Kirt has worked for the New Mexico STATEMAP program, studying the geologic history of northern New Mexico. Kirt is also an instructor for the NASA astronaut training program, teaching NASA’'s 2009 astronaut candidates geologic mapping techniques in northern New Mexico. Since 1993 Kirt has led numerous educational tours for the Smithsonian Institution, from Iceland to Antarctica.

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