School Programs - Teachers

Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours

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Click here to download a copy of the Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours Brochure.

The Ontario Mining Association, the Canadian Ecology Centre, the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mining Matters have been delivering the Mineral Resource and Mining Education Tours since 2010. The Tours are Earth science and mineral resource professional learning programs available to Formal and Informal Educators and Mineral Resource Development Advisors, from across Canada. The Tours provide enriching, experiential learning, connected to science and geography curricula, that focus on Earth science, modern mining, sustainability, careers, and occupational health and safety. The Tours are fully sponsored and available for a nominal registration fee of $50.

The 2019 program includes two tours, each focused on a different theme:

"Mineral Resources and Mining Foundations Tour" (August 11-14)   

This tour will focus on providing participants with a foundational understanding of Earth science and mineral resources, through education and training workshops and local field trips; engaging with education and industry professionals; and site visits to mine service supply companies in North Bay. Accommodations will be provided by the Canadian Ecology Centre.

"Mine Life Cycle Tour" (August 14-16)  


This tour will focus on all phases of the mining cycle and the Sudbury region. The Tour will include site visits to an operating mine and reclamation areas; a processing plant; exploration and mine service supply companies and "Dynamic Earth", the science centre that features earth science and mining experiences. Accommodation will be provided by the Canadian Ecology Centre and Laurentian University.

Please visit the Canadian Ecology Centre web site for more details about the tours and to complete your registration. https://www.canadianecology.ca/professional-development/miningtour/