School Programs - Teachers

Did you know?

Mining Matters has reached an estimated 600,000 teachers, students and members of the public since its inception in 1994.

Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!


Supporting teachers through professional development workshops and hands-on resources.

Mining Matters hands-on approach and unique activities excite teachers and students across Canada. Reaching students K-12, Mining Matters teaches the importance of rocks, metals, minerals, mining and Canada's geology and the diverse career opportunities available.

2017 Education Programs at the PDAC Convention

Mining Matters 10th Annual Education Program at the 2017 PDAC Convention

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Mining Matters 10th Annual Teacher's Day at the 2017 PDAC Convention
Sunday, March 5, 2017
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. Click here for more information.

Mining Matters Student Days at the 2017 PDAC Convention
Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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. Send your note of interest to

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


Career Information

The mining and mining processing industries employ thousands of Canadians. Check out some of the resources available to students interested in pursuing post-secondary learning in Earth science.

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