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Know Your Naturalists: TBE’s Donna and Steve Yetsko

By Staff | Aug 28, 2009

Donna and Steve Yetsko found the perfect extension to their teaching careers when they became naturalists at Tarpon Bay Explorers almost three years ago. They both graduated from William Peterson University with BA degrees in Education.

After over 30 years of teaching Donna taught Special Education and Steve taught Health and Physical Education the couple retired and migrated south. Donna and Steve are originally from Long Beach Island, N.J. and started vacationing in Sanibel back in 1980. Being serious lovers of the outdoors life, they were quickly hooked on Sanibel and the idea of not having to spend the winter months trapped indoors.

When Donna and Steve are not leading tours at Tarpon Bay, they spend as much time as they can actively enjoying the fresh air. You might see them running, bicycling or fishing somewhere on the island or out boating in the area. Donna and Steve love to spend time exploring the refuge by bike, foot, or kayak and are always discovering something new. They are thrilled by the idea of extending their teaching careers by being outdoors sharing information with others during programs such as the Nature and Sea Life Cruise, the Refuge Tram Tour or the Guided Kayak Tours at Tarpon Bay Explorers.

If you would like to join Donna and Steve for a tour of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, you can contact the Explorers at 472-8900 or visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com.