Behind the Scenes by Alex Roberts…

Hello everyone, my name is Alex Roberts and I am one of the museum’s student summer staff. I’ll be going back to school next week, but I’ve had a great time working here.

The canoe launch was a success! It was amazing to finally see the canoe in the water and it was interesting to see the canoe progress throughout the summer.

Over the past few weeks, I assisted in putting the escape room together and helped to create some of the puzzles in it. It’s been fun seeing it all come together. We’ve had quite a few groups try the escape room and our best time completion time is just over 31 minutes!

While working here, I’ve seen many interesting exhibits but one that stands out to me is the rocks, fossils, and gems exhibit. It has many components from different places in Canada. Some of the gems that I find are cool are amethyst, rose quartz, tourmaline, and sliced agate.

Another project I’ve been working on over the summer is collecting information about where our visitors are travelling from. When I get this information, I mark it on the map in our community exhibit to show all the places where people have travelled from. We’ve had visitors from Mattawa and the surrounding areas, but also from all over the world, including Amsterdam, Germany, Australia, Chicago, and Vancouver!

I also painted a rock for the museum garden. Take a look!

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