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Undergraduate student profiles

Stephen adventuring through the woods with his canoe

Stephen Marshall

Assistant Museum Curator (Winter 2015)

I am a first year geological engineering student and this is my very first work term at the University of Waterloo. I am thrilled to be working at the Earth Science Museum as I enjoy learning, science especially, and teaching others. The wealth of knowledge contained within these walls is amazing, and I hope to learn as much as I can as well as enhance everyone else’s learning experience.

Jack Li beside newly designed Jade display

Jack Li

Assistant Museum Curator (Winter 2015)

I am a second year Knowledge Integration student and working at the Earth Sciences Museum was my first ever Work-Study experience. I had the opportunity to tackle the challenge of re-designing the Chinese Jade Exhibit, and with the help of fellow assistants and the curator, we have completed the brand new exhibit on June 11th 2015.

Manuel and Ryan sitting on a white desk in University of Waterloo Science swag

Manuel Arab

Assistant Museum Curator (Spring 2014)

I'm Manny but some of you may know me as the Keeper of SSD's, the source of our Science power and embodiment of all that we strive for!... sort of. I'm a 4A (-ish) Geology Student that has dabbled in Geoarchaeology, and Classics with quite a bit of passion for both. I hope to do my thesis in Paleontology this year to try and tie my interests together. My time here at the museum has shown me that I have a deep appreciation for teaching others about the past and I personally feel like this is something I wish to pursue in the future.

Sean Brace in underground gold mine

Sean Brace

Assistant Museum Curator (Spring 2014)

To those who wish to know a bit more about me...I am third year Geology undergraduate student on my third work term at the Earth Sciences Museum in EIT. I am also a mining enthusiast that enjoys talking about the wonders of underground mining and production geology.

Alicia Monteith

Alicia Monteith

Assistant Museum Curator (Spring 2014)

I am a third year Planning undergraduate student. This is my second term as the work-study student here at the Earth Science Museum and I am thrilled to be back! I am very interested in earth science, natural hazards and urban adaptation. I have learned a lot working here at the museum and enjoy assisting with museum tours and activities.

Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner

Work-Study Student (Spring 2018)

Hello Everyone! I am a fourth-year student studying both Earth Science and Anthropology at the University of Waterloo. I am very interested in both the sedimentology aspect of Earth Science and the Archaeological aspect of Anthropology, and I am happiest when these two studies overlap as geoarchaeology.

JC Robertson

JC Robertson

Work-Study Student (Fall 2017)

Hi everyone! I am a recent alumni from the Physics department. I joined the Earth Sciences Museum team by helping create the new interactive game "Planning Paradise". On my spare time I learned how to code, which came in handy when the museum needed help creating this game!

Puneet Khaira

Puneet Khaira

Assistant Museum Curator (Fall 2018)

Hi! I’m a 3rd year undergraduate student studying Environmental Science, specializing in Geoscience. The Earth Sciences Museum is an amazing place filled with creative and interesting exhibits. I have already learned so much and I am excited to continue learning and to share my knowledge with visitors of the museum.

Jacob Whitehouse

Work-Study Student (Winter 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019)

Work-Study Student at the Earth Sciences Museum.

Dylan Simmonds

Dylan Simmonds

Work-Study Student (Spring 2019)

Do you like rocks? I like rocks, that’s why I work here. Geology is a discipline which allows me to best understand the Earth and its resources. Whether teaching kids about geology or working with the museum’s collection, my affinity for this field is always growing.

Jennifer Rhynas

Jennifer Rhynas

Assistant Museum Curator (Winter/Spring 2020)

I am a student in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability program, and I will be starting my fourth year of study in Fall 2020. I have a passion for educating youth about the environment and earth systems, especially through hands-on and experience-based activities. 

Jenny Huynh

Jenny Huynh

Work-Study Student (Winter 2020)

4B, Biomedical Sciences.

I wanted to work with the ESM because I have volunteered with the museum in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also love working with children! Children benefit from the programs we offer, so I want to contribute to the museum and improve it so that we can provide the best experience for all visitors. 

Shelby Robertson in a tree

Shelby Robertson

Assistant Museum Curator (Fall 2020)

Hi! I am in my third year of Environmental Science with a specialization in Ecology and I am very excited to spend the semester bringing the Earth Sciences Museum to you online!

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Museum hours

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open all day Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

Peter Russell Rock Garden (located outdoors) open to the public year round. Self-guided tours are available.

Admission is free! For more information, see Visit Us.

Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+