Interns Tackle Projects at the Museum

Throughout the spring and summer, the Moab Museum hosted two recent graduates of Grand County High School: Kierra Kirks and Brecken Beck, as interns through Science Moab’s School to Science Program and the Department of Workforce Services, respectively.

Kierra’s interests in geology and science communication gave her exposure to several facets of the Museum throughout her School to Science internship this spring. She worked with previously unidentified minerals within the Museum Collection and advanced her own understanding of the exhibit design process to curate two updated exhibits on display at the Grand County Public Library. The new exhibits focus on mineral pigments and their use by different cultural groups, and an introduction to the history of uranium mining in the Moab area.

Brecken came to the Museum with interests in paleontology, geology, and military history. Through his internship with the Department of Workforce Services, Brecken worked with Mary Langworthy and Tara Beresh throughout the Collections Storage Facility (CSF) renovation and gained experience in artifact handling and collections management. Brecken has been spending his time cleaning, labeling, and repackaging objects at the CSF for future integration into exhibits at the Museum and beyond the walls.