Who: Kevin Meisner
Role: Education Coordinator
How did you get involved with Britannia Mine Museum?
They were advertising for an Interpreter, and at the time, it was for the second full-time, year-round Interpreter. A big part of it was taking on the tours at the water treatment plant. The Discovery Centre was just about to open. I’d previously thought about doing interpretation as a career before. I’ve volunteered with Calgary Zoo, Eagle Watch, Bear Aware and other organizations.
Do you have a background in geoscience?
No. Actually, my background is in psychology and mathematics. All my geology studies have been here.
Why did you choose Britannia Mine Museum?
I have a strong interest in the environment and the remediation of the area was of interest. I’ve been here 8 years. I’m now the Education Coordinator primarily responsible for content. I’m currently working on our summer exhibit on water. It’s one part creative plus a lot of research and then synthesizing it all for people to digest.
Something people don't know about you.
I'm a runner. I haven't done ultra-marathon distances in a long time, but I'll be doing the BMO Marathon and other races in the coming months.
Bonus: Kevin's best time for the Grouse Grind trail in Vancouver, commonly known as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster"? 29 minutes! Most people take 1.5 hours.