The Dalles, Oregon

Oct 10, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Lion


We filled our day with activities in The Dalles, a small community along the Columbia River with a rich history of native peoples, Oregon Trail pioneers, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and fur trading. Early in the morning, The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center provided an in-depth introduction to these topics before we set out to explore the town and its surroundings ourselves. 

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Alex Krowiak

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

A childhood surrounded by the woods and streams of Pennsylvania initially sparked Alex’s curiosity about nature. That curiosity eventually led him to pursue degrees in biology and environmental studies at Boston College. During his time there he conducted research on carnivorous plants in Iceland and kelp forests in South Africa. Together these diverse experiences provided him with the background and passion to become a teacher. 

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