MINERAL RESOURCES & MINING EDUCATION TOURS

 

The Canadian Ecology Centre invites you to participate in the 2018 Mineral Resources and Mining Education Tours.

 

The Tours provide opportunities for Formal and Informal Educators and Mineral Development Advisers to learn about Earth sciences, mineral resources and mining, including the mine life cycle, sustainability, and careers.

 

2017 BROCHURE/POSTER

In 2018, the program has been reformulated to include THREE tours, each with a different theme:

MINERAL RESOURCES & MINING FOUNDATIONS TOUR

Sunday August 12th - Wednesday August 15th, 2018 + BONUS MINING MATTER WORKSHOP until Thursday August 16th, 2018

Join us at the Canadian Ecology Centre for a program that focuses on providing a foundational understanding of Earth science and mineral resources. Learn the fundamentals of mineral and rock identification and the early phases of the mine life cycle, including prospecting. Visit local sites of interest to develop an understanding of the importance of field observation to teaching and learning. Visit North Bay mineral exploration and mining supply and service providers, once of the most prominent sectors in the region. Stay an extra day and participate in a BONUS Earth science and mineral resources workshops, to learn about resources for teaching!

2017 SCHEDULE

MINE LIFE CYCLE TOUR

Sunday August 19th - Thursday August 25th, 2018

Join us for a program that focuses on the phases of the mineral resource development cycle, from start to finish. Learn from industry speakers sharing their professional experiences as they set a foundation for the Tour while also providing glimpses in to mineral resource, mining and environmental careers. Go underground in Timmins to learn about the operations phase of the cycle and tour reclamation sites to develop an understanding of the role of environmental management in mining operations. Participate in Earth science and mineral resources workshops, to learn about resources for classroom teaching.

2017 SCHEDULE

LIFE IN A MINING CAMP TOUR

May, 2018 - SOLD OUT

Join us in northwestern Ontario for a snapshot into the life of an employee at North American Palladium's, Lac Des Iles Mine. Spend two days on the mine site, where you will have the opportunity to meet the industry professionals tour the underground operation, tour the mill where the ore is processed, and visit the open pit and other aspects of the surface operations. Tour a Thunder Bay mineral analysis laboratory and learn about the many mineral resource development activities currently underway in northwestern Ontario. Enjoy a geologic tour of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and learn about the mining history of the region. 

2017 SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 2018

Please click the link to start your online registration

WORLD MINING

The Teachers' Mining Tour was highlighted in the 'World Mining Magazine'

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