School Programs

Did you know?

Zinc is critical for child development. Of all the micronutrients, it has the strongest effect on our immune system.

Source: International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM)

Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!


Supporting teachers through professional development workshops and hands-on resources, and bringing Earth science to life for students and teachers in classrooms across Canada.

Mining Matters hands-on approach and unique activities excite teachers and students across Canada. Reaching students K-12, Mining Matters teaches the importance of rocks, metals, minerals, mining and Canada's geology and the diverse career opportunities available.


If you're a student, click here for more information about contests, games and resources!



If you're a teacher, click here for more information about our resources, kits, professional development workshops, student geoscience workshops and our field trip subsidy program. 


Career Information

The mining and mining processing industries employ thousands of Canadians. Check out some of the resources available to students interested in pursuing post-secondary learning in Earth science.

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