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
● Outreach

School Programs

School Programs

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

● Students
● Teachers

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.

● Events
● Newsletter

News and Publications

2023 Annual Newsletter


The 2023 Annual Industry Newsletter is now available for download. Click here for more information

groundWORK 2022-2023

Our latest educators' newsletter is now available! Click here to learn about critical minerals, new workshops and resources, virtual fieldtrip ideas, an evaporite experiment, and more!
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Online Learning

We’ve compiled a series of DIY activities for kids about Earth science, the minerals industry and its importance to society. We like to think of our DIY activities as GEMS, because they explore
Geology, Engineering, Mining and Sustainability.

So grab your hard hat and get ready to dig into a mine load of fun!


Spanish Activity Book

Cover - Spanish Activity

The Mining Matters Activity book is now available in SPANISH!

Click here for more information.

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Activities and Announcements

Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours


Mining Matters and the Canadian Ecology Centre invite you to participate in the 2023 Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours. These tours are open to educators at the elementary and secondary level, post secondary and other educational institutions and individuals from companies/organizations and/or communities with links to mining and mineral resources.

Tour Dates:
Life in a Mining Camp: Sunday July 30 – Tuesday August 1, 2023 
MINERAL RESOURCE and MINING TOUR: Monday August  21 – Tuesday August 22, 2023


WHERE Challenge Mini

Much like our annual WHERE Challenge, WHERE Challenge Mini is designed to inspire youth to discover the non-renewable resources that are used to make the items we use every day.

Each individual contest is a condensed version of the larger WHERE Challenge for those who are unable to enter the main contest.

Visit to learn more.
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