Indigenous Programs


Focusing on excellence in Indigenous education and outreach with a commitment to providing exceptional learning experiences and community partnerships.
Mining Rocks Earth Science Programs
Teacher Workshops

School Programs

School Programs

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

Outreach Programs

Public Outreach

Raising awareness through interactive activities at events across Canada.
Where we've been

Rock and Mineral Clubs / Shows



Engaging industry to support our mandate since 1994.

News and Publications

Spanish Activity Book - NEW!

Cover - Spanish Activity

The Mining Matters Activity book is now available in SPANISH!

Click here for more information.

Deeper and Deeper Online Tutorials - NEW!

Online tutorials for teachers have been produced by our Teacher Training and School Programs Department to help replicate fundamental aspects of the in-person professional development experience we provide to teachers wanting to implement Deeper and Deeper in the classroom.

Please register to view.

Annual Newsletter

Our 2017 Annual Newsletter is now available! Click here!

Cover Page 2017 Newsletter

NEW! Core Concepts

Cover Photo of Core Concepts

Core Concepts is now available in English and French! Click here for more information


groundWORK Newsletter

groundWORK 2017 - Cover Page

Our groundWORK newsletter contains valuable information about annual events, Earth science resources, and classroom activities.  Click here for more information

NEW Poster!

Medicine from the Ground Up is our newest poster in the Mining Makes it Happen poster series. Available in English and French. Click here for more information.

MM Medicine cover

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Activities and Events

Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours


The Canadian Ecology Centre and Mining Matters invite you to participate in the 2018 Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours. The Tours provide opportunities for Formal and Informal Educators and Mineral Development Advisers from across Canada to learn about Earth sciences, mineral resources and mining, including the mine life cycle, sustainability, and careers. 

Tours are available August 12-15 and August 19-23.

Click here for more information.

Field Trip Subsidy Program

Field Trip Subsidy - Demix Laval Quarry

Want to take your class on the trip of a lifetime? If you plan on taking your students to a mining or geoscience venue, you may be eligible to apply for a field trip subsidy for the
2018-2019 academic year. Click here for more information.