The change from summer student to staff member has meant taking on different responsibilities and spending a little less time in the galleries with the guests than I used to. The change is a welcome one, and I enjoy my place in the Museum. It is a perfect fit for me as a student and I love that I have been able to continue working with the staff and volunteers at such a fantastic place. While I may not be walking through the galleries and watching families play, I do get to see the results of it quite often. Keeping the cut out canoes stocked up and the fish in the pond can be difficult to stay on top of, and the magnetic canoe blocks seem to magically attach themselves at an unbelievable rate! This gem has to be one of my favourites though:
The Build Your Own Canoe Museum station always has remnants of someones fun from the day. Most of the time it is children sitting on the cushions building away, but there have been numerous occasions when I walk by that the adults are the ones taking the lead in the construction (most often the dads!). I don’t know who made this one, but the supervisor was likely young at heart! I hate to knock them down at the end of the day when they look this cool, but someone else deserves to have fun tomorrow. I’ll be watching for masterpieces like this from now on, perhaps I’ll have a small collection to post next time!