July 21, 2017

Journey Through Time Pictures

Oregon Paleo Land Institute

Oregon Paleo Land Institute

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Oregon Paleo Land Institute

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The crew in front of Sheep Rock

Digging behind Wheeler High School

Digging behind Wheeler High School

Cole digging for fossils.

Cole digging for fossils.

Jill and Karly channeling their inner paleontologist.

Jill and Karly channeling their inner paleontologist.

A.J. gettin' some fossils!

A.J. gettin’ some fossils!

Terra, Sami, Grace, and Isabella breaking apart some shale.

Terra, Sami, Grace, and Isabella breaking apart some shale.

Climbing up the Misery Trail at Smith Rock State Park

Climbing up the Misery Trail at Smith Rock State Park

Atop Smith Rocks. We made it!

Atop Smith Rocks. We made it!

Peering down below

Peering down below

In front of Monkey Face

In front of Monkey Face

Dan Barnard About Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard hails from the Green Mountain State of Vermont where he grew up skiing, biking, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the woods. He learned to drive on his parents' station wagons, learned to ski at Smugglers' Notch, and developed a love for traveling by participating in school trips to France and New York City. He worked in many jobs ranging from ski instructing to babysitting to an after-school program that helped him decide he wanted to be a teacher.

He enrolled in Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and earned a BA in Humanities with a focus on history and a concentration in Elementary Education. After working for two years in a suburban Boston community as a fifth grade teacher, he decided to move west to discover the beauty and bounty of Oregon. He worked for four years as a third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in Mosier, Oregon. While working in Mosier he enrolled in graduate school at Portland State University and earned a MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University.