Secondary Mining in BC: A Resource Unit (Workshop)

Description: Complex issues such as mining are better understood when examined from all angles and discussed. Written and designed for secondary grade levels for Earth Science, Geology, Geography, and Social Studies curriculums, this Resource Unit is intended to increase the base knowledge of educators about the minerals industry in B.C. Topics include mineral exploration and mine development, extraction and processing, sustainability and reclamation, and economics. The heart of the unit is a fictional classroom case study of a mine following the Environmental Assessment Act in B.C. where students will address the environmental, cultural, and ethical implications associated with mine development in our province.

This workshop will be online and will require virtual participation. Registrants will receive a resource package from MineralsEd before the workshop. The resource package will include a binder with background information for teachers, classroom activities, USB, classroom posters, maps, DVDs, and more!

Registration ($20):

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

Time: 1:00-3:30 pm

Meeting Location: Zoom

MineralsEd Partner-Teacher Presenters: Bruce Kiloh, Clayton Fox, and Kimberley Pavan.

***This workshop is intended for B.C. K-12 teachers. Registration priority will be given to B.C. teachers that have not taken this workshop in the past, as well as teachers in districts outside of the Lower Mainland. Please be aware that if you have taken this workshop or are from the Lower Mainland, you may be moved onto the waitlist until registration closes. In addition, due to our limited resources, teachers that have received the resource kit in the past will not receive a second resource kit***