School Programs

WHERE Challenge

Virtual WHERE Challenge Workshops

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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 is offering virtual WHERE Challenge workshops! Student workshops are available at no cost with the commitment of student entries to the contest.

Request a workshop today!

WHERE Challenge Workshop

Mining Matters to Students

WHERE Challenge workshops can be booked for your class here and will be delivered by one of our facilitators. 

During the workshop, students will:

  • Learn that everything in our world that isn’t grown is made using non-renewable resources that are extracted from the Earth.

  • Work in teams to develop and present a short story that connects rocks, minerals, metals to your everyday life.

  • Discover the wealth of minerals and metals found in the province and explore a map of the province that shows the location of mines and the variety of resources that are extracted.

  • Discuss finite resources and the importance of conservation by reducing, reusing, recycling and being a responsible consumer. 

  • Find out how to enter the WHERE Challenge.

Workshops are free of charge, but we ask that participating students commit to completing a WHERE Challenge project and entering the contest.

Should you have any questions about the contest, please email [email protected]

Please complete the request form in full. Incomplete forms will not be accepted by the booking platform. If you would like to book more than one workshop please submit a separate form for each class.

The Mining Matters Education Team looks forward to working with you and your students.

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