External Events

MineralsEd partners with mineral exploration and mining organizations, community groups, local museums, and other non-profits in B.C. to facilitate geoscience workshops and activities throughout the year. 

If you are interested in partnering with MineralsEd for an event, contact MineralsEd at info@mineralsed.ca

Browse through past MineralsEd External Events below.

2021 Mining Month Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Contest Dates: May 3 - 31, 2021

May 2021 is B.C. Mining Month. Celebrate mining in our province by joining MineralsEd in the 2021 Mining Month Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Explore five different mining communities across B.C. and learn all about B.C.’s mining heritage and legacy, the different minerals mined in B.C, and mining and the environment. At each stop, participants will be challenged to find information from a variety of interactive online sources and will be given a series of questions to answer.

A prize will be awarded to a participant who completes the scavenger hunt questionnaire at each location. In addition, a grand prize will be awarded to a participant who successfully completes all five scavenger hunts!

RBCM@Home (Kids) We All Rock

MineralsEd has teamed up with the Royal BC Museum and the Stewart Museum (Stewart, B.C.) for May Mining Month! 

Rocks and minerals are all around us, but did you know how important they are in our every day lives? Just think, the pencil lead you use, batteries, electronics, appliances, vehicles, electrical wires, the salt on your table and the coins in your pocket and much more, all contain elements from rocks.

May is Mining Month in British Columbia, so for this session of RBCM @ Home(Kids) we are learning about the rock cycle with special guests Shirley Rosichuk at the Stewart Museum in Stewart B.C. and Allegra Whistler at MineralsEd in Vancouver, B.C. 

Join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00-11:30 am as we learn about rocks and the rock cycle, and uncover why it is all so important through a fun, hands-on activity.

Big Sisters "Future You" Camp

MineralsEd is partnering up with Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland to facilitate a Career Exploration Workshop on the STEAM and Resources day of their "Future You" Camp. The camp is a 3-day event for young girls ages 12-17 and aims to prepare and encourage exciting and rewarding futures. The MineralsEd event will be hosted by Partner-Teacher Kerry Lockwood and will include a panel of four young female professionals with different specialties in the geoscience industry.