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Field Trip Subsidy

Trip Tales

Notre Dame Catholic High School
Rob Millard

One challenge with teaching science is trying to get the students to make connections between the content, their lives and possible career opportunities.  In March of 2014 supported by a subsidy from Mining Matters, my grade 9 and grade 10 academic science classes had a fantastic opportunity to make these connections and many more...Click here for full tale

Mining Matters thanks PDAC and SGS, for their generous support in making these educational experiences available.


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Field Trip Subsidy Program

Each September at the start of the school year Mining Matters provides field trip subsidies to teachers. The subsidies help offset the cost of transportation and entrance fees to stone, sand and gravel, mining, and geoscience venues. Applications are considered on a first come first-served basis and funding is not assured until the application process is completed.

Mining Matters looks forward to helping you make these educational experiences possible for your students.

Field Trip Subsidy - Demix Laval Quarry
Sabrina Bélair and her students at the Demix Laval quarry.

Field Trip Ideas

  • Rocks, Minerals, And Erosion

    The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington has a curriculum-related program for Grade 4 students to explore rocks, minerals and erosion.
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  • Scenic Caves

    "Scenic Caves Nature Adventures" says it all! The scenic caves offers more than just simply thrilling caves... more than breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring views ... The caves provides students and teachers with an opportunity to reach back in the past and connect with 450 million years of natural and geological history. 
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  • Bonnechere

    Located just 90 minutes from Algonquin Park and 80 minutes from Ottawa, in the town of Eganville Ontario, lies the ‎Bonnechere caves. This site had been welcoming visitors since 1955. Each spring Bonnechere welcomes bus loads of school children who learn from about the caves, the different types of rocks and the process of fossilization and more!
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  • Rockwood : Cliffs, Caves, And Potholes

    Rockwood Conservation Area, home to stunning limestone cliffs and a multitude of potholes, boasts one of the most extensive cave systems in Ontario.
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  • Quarry Visits For School Groups

    Visiting a quarry with a class while studying rocks and minerals can be one of the highlights of teaching the Earth sciences unit.
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  • Rockin' Mineral Shows

    There’s nothing like a Rock and Mineral show to inspire budding rock collectors or future geologists.
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  • ROM Renaissance

    If you’re able to go to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, it’s definitely worth the visit. The revitalized ROM helps convey the excitement of studying Earth science.
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  • Sudbury's Dynamic Earth

    Since Science North first opened the doors to its Dynamic Earth geology and mining, this Sudbury, Ontario attraction has welcomed more than 170,000 visitors into the world of Earth sciences.
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Field Trip Subsidy Eligibility Criteria

Please click here for more information about the Field Trip Subsidy rules, eligibility and how to apply.