Sep 29, 2022
Curtis Dykstra, Parks Naturalist for Ottawa County
Listening to Bird Songs: a story, a challenge, and a purpose

Curtis Dykstra grew up in Grand Rapids, MI often traveling and exploring the outdoors with his family.  In 1999, he graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa with a degree in Environmental Studies. Since then, his experience as an educator and naturalist includes being a teacher, State Park Ranger in eastern North Carolina, and Assistant Director of Outdoor Education at Camp Roger in Rockford, MI. Since 2013, Curtis has served as a Parks Naturalist for Ottawa County. He is an avid birder and delights in sharing his passion for birds and nature with others.