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Join Rossland museum for April speaker series and Earth Day event

The Rossland Museum is also looking to hire students to deliver its upcoming summer programs
Melanie Mercier will join the Rossland Museum for its Speaker Series this month. Photo: Submitted

The Rossland Museum invites the public to its April Speaker Series with Melanie Mercier and Rethinking the Ornamental Garden.

“Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 for a conversation with landscape horticulturist Melanie Mercier about how we can rethink traditional ornamental gardens,” said museum marketing manager Fiona Lane.

Mercier will discuss efforts that help counter the alarming trend of beneficial pollinator populations and native plant decline. and how to create pollinator pathways and resilient flora retreats in your own backyard.

“We’ll learn some easy steps to consciously optimize our gardening habits into ecologically-minded practices that serve to attract and support pollinators, conserve water, and reduce maintenance.”

She will explore the pollinator species native to the Rossland area and show how to attract them with beautiful plants that can bridge the gap between the wild and urban landscapes.

“Melanie aims to plant seeds of change to cultivate a future where humans thrive in harmony with nature. One home garden at a time, we can grow together towards a more sustainable today.”

Entry is by donation. More info and to RSVP go to

• Rossland Museum is also celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20.

Join us for a day of activities all about the wild world we live in. Drop by for showings of the stunning documentary The Human Element at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a special S.T.E.A.M. activity including a mock oil-spill experiment between 1 and 3 p.m., and a community engagement wall where we can share how we are contributing to a healthy planet.

This Earth Day at the Museum is sure to bring a climate-change of pace to your family’s weekend! Entry by donation.

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• Help Wanted: The Rossland Museum is also looking for full-time employees to deliver its upcoming summer programs.

All positions are funded by programs for youth employment, so candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30.

Some positions may be limited to candidates who were in full-time studies in the current school term and will be returning to full-time studies within the next year.

2024 Summer Opportunities include Collections Assistant, Museum Programs Assistant, Historical Interpreter, Operations Assistant, Museum Technology Assistant, Archives Assistant, Research Assistant,

The museum is also seeking students to fill its Graduate Internships, such as Archives Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Collections Coordinator, Community Engagement Coordinator, Historic Site Coordinator, and Operations Coordinator.

Candidates age 15 may be considered for some positions with guardian permission.

Earliest start date is April 30. Go to for more details.

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