Outreach Programs

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Virtual Earth Science Camp!

Mining Matters invites you to explore the work of geologists, engineers and environmental scientists at our Virtual Earth Science Camp!

Campers will engage in fun, interactive activities as they explore Earth science concepts, such as mineral and rock identification, the rock cycle, and the layers of the Earth. They will get to participate in science experiments, games and crafts as they will learn about the mining cycle, discover the properties of minerals and metals and how they form, and participate in scavenger hunts to make the connection between mineral resources and the things they use every day. 

With a new theme each day, you will become an Earth science expert in no time. Put on your hard hat and join us for an experience you won't want to miss!

Dates and Times:  

  • Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 20, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

    Note: Each session will be capped at 12 participants on a first-come first-served basis.


    Age Range: 14-18 years old

    Cost: Free

    The program will be delivered via Zoom. A meeting link will be sent out prior to the start date.


    Monday: Minerals are the Building Blocks of Rocks

    Tuesday: Rock and Roll
    Wednesday: Do You Want a Metal for That?

    Thursday: Every Mine Has a Story

    Friday: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from?

    Campers will be assigned 30 minutes of "homework" at the end of each day to prepare for the next day's activities. 

    Please note: To participate in the camp, all participants will require some materials from home. The materials list can be found here.

    About the Facilitator - Kelly McBride, OCT

    Kelly is a certified teacher and has been delivering Earth science workshops to teachers and students for the past six years. Her fascination with geoscience and mining began as a child when she travelled with her father, who worked at the Ontario Mining Association. She is passionate about educating students and teachers about the Earth sciences. Kelly focuses on delivering teacher workshops, engaging student school groups, attending education and industry conferences, and educating the public about the minerals, metals, and mining sector in Canada. 
    For any questions, please contact Kelly McBride at [email protected].

    Thank you for your interest registration is now closed.