Court Whelan

Court WhelanBorn and raised in Florida, Court spent much of his childhood outdoors fostering a strong passion and appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife. This love for nature led him to attend the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in a program called “Ecotourism Entomology”. As the designer of his own major, he was able to create his coursework, research, and teaching to focus on, as he puts it, “conserving the world through nature and educational travel experiences”. Throughout graduate school he also ran a small ecotourism travel company where he designed and led over 65 adventures to ecotourism destinations on all seven continents. Like many others in the Nat Hab team, one of his biggest thrills is to help people travel to incredible natural areas that make meaningful lifelong impressions on everyone involved.

When Court isn’t planning and leading worldwide ecotourism trips, you can find him backpacking on a trail in the lower 48, running around on the soccer pitch, or editing the thousands of photos and videos from his recent adventures.

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