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Hi, I'm Eric Gyllenhaal, Aaron's and Ethan's Daddy.  Currently, I'm a stay-at-home Dad who works part-time as a museum consultant.  Here's some more background information:

bulletI've got lots of degrees -- including geology and paleontology.  I've got bachelor's degrees in Interpretive Work in Natural Resources (from Ohio State University) and Geology (from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis).  I also have a  Ph.D. in Paleontology and Stratigraphy from the University of Chicago.
  
bulletI'm a lifelong amateur and autodidact.  For most of my life. I have cycled through consuming passions every five years or so -- starting with reptiles and amphibians, then insects, ecology, birds, native plants, sea life, fossils, rocks and minerals, archeology, and Native American studies.  Even though I've earned degrees in some of these subjects, I still feel more like an amateur and an autodidact than anything else.  Now I get to relive my earlier passions with my kids -- and develop new ones, too!
  
bulletI've spent almost 40 years in the museum field -- which is pretty long when you consider that I'm only 50!  I started volunteering at age 11 at what was then called the Lake Erie Junior Nature and Science Center.  I've also worked at the Children's Museum in Indianapolis and the Field Museum in Chicago.  Now I consult with several different museums and zoos.  
  
bulletI've done Website evaluation and audience analysis.  My recent consulting work has included evaluations and critical reviews of educational Websites, plus analyses of the audiences who use these sites.  One reason I did this site:  I got tired of evaluating other peoples' sites, and I wanted to make my own!

   


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