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Raising awareness through interactive activities at events across Canada.
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2015 Annual Newsletter

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The 2015 Mining Matters Annual Newsletter is now available! Click here to view online.

Education Newsletter 2015

Activity Book

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Available in English and French. Click here for more information.

Activities and Events

Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic

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Special Thanks to our Diamond Sponsor

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The 10th Annual Mining Matters Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic is taking place Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Cedar Brae Golf Club in Scarborough, Ontario. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more details or email tournaments@miningmatters.ca

Mining Matters to Students


In-School Geoscience Workshops for Students

Mining Matters now offers student workshops that will have your students working collaboratively to identify properties of Earth materials, while they engage in discussions to better understand where and how these resources form.  Mining Matters student geoscience workshops include local and regional perspectives by showcasing samples that are sourced in Ontario. There are over a dozen workshop options to choose from! *There is a nominal fee associated with this service.

Student workshops are now available to schools in Greater Toronto Area. The workshops can be designed with one of three goals in mind:
1. Induction: an introduction or set induction to activate prior knowledge
2. Concept Exploration: reinforcement of concepts, topics, and or theories already covered about the subject matter by the teacher, or
3. Reinforcement: an extension/enrichment to stretch the student and engage them in critical thinking.  

Request a student workshop today!

2016 WHERE Challege update: Judging is underway.

            Discover the science around you!

The WHERE Challenge returns for its eighth year to encourage Canadian youth ages 9 to 14 to celebrate the Earth sciences by uncovering what on Earth is in their stuff? And WHERE on Earth does it come from?

The letters in WHERE stand for Water, Hazards, Energy, Resources and Environment - all critical aspects of our Earth and representative of the areas in which geoscientists work. The Challenge requires students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding about the occurrence, exploration, extraction and use of natural resources with a particular emphasis on where they are found and how they are used to make virtually everything we use every day.
The contest platform is now closed. Good luck to all those students from across Canada who took the challenge and submitted a project.  Stay tuned... Regional and national winners will be announced May 10, 2016. Visit www.earthsciencescanada.com/where for details.

The WHERE Challenge is a national contest presented by Mining Matters and endorsed by the Earth sciences community. Special thanks to: 
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  for their support.

Join the 2017 WHERE Challenge judges panel

Demonstrate your commitment to minerals education by joining the 2017 WHERE Challenge judges panel. Active and/or retired teachers, CGEN members, industry partners and those with working in Earth science outreach are welcome. Volunteering as a judge requires just a few hours, but the experience lasts a lifetime. Register here.

Inspiring Earth Explorers with Mining Matters Field Trip Subsidy Program

*The Field Trip Subsidy Program is now closed for the 2015-16 school year *

Since Mining Matters began in 1994, funds have been set aside each year to help offset the costs of busing and entrance fees to geoscience and mining venues. Teachers who have attended a Mining Matters resource workshop or use one of our Earth science resources in their classroom are eligible to apply.  The trip subsidy (up to a max. $500.00) is disbursed on a first-come, first served basis. Don't miss out ... Apply early!

Mining Matters thanks Canadian Securities Exchange our 2015-16  Field Trip Subsidy Sponsor for their generous support in making these educational experiences available.

 Click here for more information.

Save the Date! Mining Matters School Programs at the 2017 PDAC Convention

Sunday March 7 to Tuesday March 10, 2017

Since 2007, Mining Matters has presented a three-day, hands-on learning school program for educators as well as elementary and secondary students at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in downtown Toronto, Ontario. This learning opportunity, generously sponsored by IBK Capital Corp., is beneficial to all educators and students, but might appeal most to those interested in geology, engineering, natural resource management, mining, and environmental practices related to land use. Participants will visit the Trade Show and chat with some of over 1,000 exhibitors, exposing them to the immense scope of the mineral exploration and mining industry.

Interested in bringing your school to experience this unique experiential learning event? Submit your name to the 2017 participating school lottery. Two lucky school groups; one elementary (Junior or Intermediate panel) and one secondary (grade 9/10), will join international delegates at the world's leading mining and mineral exploration conference hosted by Mining Matters at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sent your note of interest to School Programs. Good luck!

The Mining Matters education program is made possible by the the generous sponsorship and support of