Programs: Junior Paleontologist (twice), Forensic Investigators, Dinosaur Giants, MACH 10, Dinosaur Expedition
Initially attracted to PE because of his interest in archaeology, Justice learned so much more over the course of his four years with us. With his focused demeanor and and friendly smile, his role as a student leader helped welcome many other young people into the PE family. Now a student at the College of Wooster, he hopes to someday open a community center to help curb youth violence.
“I got inspired to participate in Project Exploration because at the time, I wanted to become an archaeologist. I felt like this program would definitely help me with goal and would expose me to new opportunities in my life, which it did.
Project Exploration has definitely made a huge impact on my life. I was able to go to places like South Dakota and Wyoming, places where I would probably never have been able to go to without them. It helped me learn how to work with others better, especially younger kids, and it allowed me to learn new things. Because of Project Exploration, I still know how to dig up a fossil, how an airplane works, what type of evidences works in a criminal case, as well as all the fossils that are in the ground of the Field Museum.
There are so many memories that I hold dear. Memories like finding dinosaurs bones, taking hikes, or the look on the children’s faces whenever they discover something. If I had to choose one, my favorite memory would have to be looking at the stars on top of the black hills of South Dakota. It is my favorite because I had never seen that many starts out at once, even to this day whenever I look up at the sky, I only see one or two. But in South Dakota, I could see everything – constellations, shooting stars, even red bolts of lighting in the distance. It was truly a beautiful sight.
PE was and is a great program. It changed my life and I hope that it will continue to change many others’. I will always be grateful to PE and will always do whatever I can for the organization.”