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Student Geoscience Workshops

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Notre Dame Catholic High School
Rob Millard


One challenge with teaching science is trying to get the students to make connections between the content, their lives and possible career opportunities.  In March of 2014 supported by a subsidy from Mining Matters, my grade 9 and grade 10 academic science classes had a fantastic opportunity to make these connections and many more...Click here for full tale
Mining Matters is now offering in-school student workshops! Student workshops are available at a cost of $3.00 per student. The total fee is non-taxable and there are no additional fees for travel or Teacher-Facilitator services. These are complimentary. Browse through some of the topic ideas presented and consider applying today.

Request a workshop today!

In-School Geoscience Workshops

Mining Matters to Students

Mining Matters now offers student workshops that will have your students working collaboratively to identify properties of Earth materials while engaging in lively discussions to better understand where and how these resources form. Your students will actively develop critical thinking skills and apply inductive / deductive reasoning to identify the variety of samples that are part of our workshops. Mining Matters student geoscience workshops include local and regional perspectives by showcasing samples that are sourced in Ontario. 

Student workshops are now available to schools in Greater Toronto Area. The workshops can be designed with one of three goals in mind:
1. Set 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.  

The workshop is available at a cost of $3.00 per student. The total fee is non-taxable and there are no additional fees for travel or Teacher-Facilitator services. These are complimentary.

Please complete the request form in full. Incomplete forms will not be accepted by the booking platform.  Your student workshop request should be submitted for consideration at least 3 weeks before the requested date. The Mining Matters Education Team look forward to working with you and your students.

Teacher Contact Information

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Student Workshop Request

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A minimum of 5 weeks advance booking is required for [+] sessions. Additional fees may apply.
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If, you answered "YES", the student workshops should be scheduled all in the same day. Maximum 4 classes in a single visit.
* A minimum of 2 classes are required in a single visit to dispatch the Teacher-Facilitator.

Thanks! This information should give our team a good idea of your instructional needs. Before you submit your request, we'd like to ask you a few more questions?

Terms of Service: By selecting the "I accept" button below, you are stating that you understand that there are fees associated with this service and that you are in no way committed to this event until a discussion about billing has been had with the Manager of School Programs. The workshop fee of $3.00 per student (non-taxable) serves to off-set some of the costs associated with rock and mineral samples, print materials, Mining Matters publications, and other resources that remain with the students and teacher at the end of the workshop. Mining Matters reserves the right to deny services if the request is not made a minimum of three weeks in advance of the presentation date.
Take a moment to review your request to insure that all required fields are completed. Once your request is submitted you will be contacted by a member of the Mining Matters Education Team within 48 hours of receipt. During this waiting period, do not submit additional requests as it will only serve to complicate the process.  To ensure successful transmission it is recommended that you complete this form on a computer terminal or laptop.

Teach and be well.