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

NEW Poster!

Music from the Earth is our newest poster in the Mining Makes it Happen poster series. Read it today. Click here for more information.

Cover Image-Music from the Earth

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.

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

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Mighty Miner

Activities and Events

2018-19 WHERE Challenge

WHERE Challenge Logo with Teck (Final)

Mining Matters is now accepting entries for the WHERE Challenge. Enter for your chance to win hundreds of dollars in cash prizes! The annual contest asks students aged 9 to 14 to answer the questions, “What on Earth is in your stuff?” and “WHERE on Earth does it come from?” WHERE simply stands for the fields in which geoscientists work: Water, Hazards, Energy, Resources, and Environment. You can enter as an individual, group or class.

Click here for more information.

2019 Mining Matters Hockey Touranment


Registration is now open for the 2019 Mining Matters Hockey Tournament. Join us as we celebrate 25 YEARS of supporting teachers with resources and training in mineral resources education.
Date: March 2, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Pond, Toronto

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.